How Vitamin C supports anti-aging and healing

How Vitamin C supports anti-aging and healing

The fundamental role Vitamin C plays 

Throughout time humans have been in pursuit of optimal health and eternal youth. Various remedies and elixirs have been introduced over the years with some claiming to be fountain of youth. Among these, Vitamin C has had a remarkable and enduring track record and for good reason.

It is well known that Vitamin C is the quintessential immune booster yielding potent powers for healing wounds, boosting antioxidant levels, lowering blood pressure, protecting against infections and illnesses, improving absorption, boosting immunity and reducing heart disease, dementia and even cancer.

Also known more formally as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is needed for physiological processes that provide the body with nutrients to keep your skin and hair resilient. Vitamin C is water-soluble and an essential nutrient that also plays a vital role in various biological processes to counter oxidative stress. Ascorbic acid is a potent antioxidant with the ability to influence healing and reverse aging in humans.

As we age, our natural collagen production decreases, contributing to the loss of skin elasticity and the formation of wrinkles. Vitamin C ensures collagen production to help our skin barrier stay firm, smooth and to give us a youthful appearance. The presence of Vitamin C in the skin helps defend against UV rays, which reduces the damage of sun exposure and helps maintain the skin’s health and vitality and elasticity.

The fundamental role that Vitamin C plays in healing, protecting, restoring and in collagen synthesis makes it powerful for both our internal and external well-being. Furthermore, the biological function of Vitamin C to fight free radicals and protect cells against oxidative stress, makes it the most important vitamin in the group. It is also needed for physiological processes, such as in the growth and repair of cells for healing wounds and scar tissue and for the production of collagen used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. 

Vitamin C can be found in all citruses such as oranges, lemons, limes, kiwifruit, grapefruit and many other natural fruit and vegetable sources. The recommended daily intake of Vitamin C is 75mg a day for women and 90mg a day for men. During pregnancy, it is recommended for women to take at least 120mg daily and for all adults no more than 2000mg a day for optimal health.

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