27 Oct The Importance of Vitamin C Supplementation
You have probably heard a lot about Vitamin C supplementation lately. It’s the go-to vitamin for anybody looking to ward of colds and flus and keep their immune systems strong! This incredible and essential vitamin is pivotal to our health and wellbeing.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It is one of many natural substances that may help treat, slow, or prevent some health problems. It is a substance that neutralizes free radicals (unstable molecules that cause disease) through inhibiting oxidation (the process by which free radicals are made). When you have too many free radicals it can cause what’s called “oxidative stress” (OS). Oxidative stress is linked to many chronic diseases.
Vitamin C supplementation is a way to boost our bodies with this powerful antioxidant. Below are five reasons to start today.
1. Supports Immune System Function 🦠
This one you probably already know. Vitamin C is best-known for use is for boosting the immune system. It does this by: helping your body make immune cells that guard against infection. It also improves the function of those immune cells and protects them from damage by free radicals
2. Great for Your Heart! ♥️
Not only has Vitamin C Supplementation been linked to lower blood pressure (1), but it may also help stave off heart disease. An analysis of nine studies found that people who took at least 700mg of vitamin C daily had a 25% lower risk of heart disease (after ten years) than those who did not take Vitamin C. (2)
3. Helps with Healing 🦵🏽
Vitamin C is essential in wound healing by assisting in the formation of collagen, the most important protein of connective tissue. It is commonly prescribed by surgeons both before and after surgical procedures as a way to help the body deal with the oxidative stress involved in surgery. Intravenous (IV) Vitamin C supplementation is one of the best ways to nourish the body before, after, and some cases during a surgical procedure.
4. May Play a Role in Brain Health 🧠
Vitamin C’s antioxidant activity may play a role in brain heath. Some research suggests that regular supplementation may protect you from neurodegeneration. It also plays a role in the prevention of: Alzheimer’s disease (3), Parkinson’s disease (4), Multiple sclerosis, ALS, and more.
It might even play a role in preventing mental disorders, such as: Depression, Anxiety, and Schizophrenia (5).
Do you supplement with Vitamin C? Tell us in the comments! Or, call us today to learn more about vitamin supplementation.
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