Oral Vitamin C: How it Helps to Fight the Aging Process of the Whole Body!

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient required for a normal human body to function that either cannot be synthesized by the body at all, or cannot be synthesized in amounts adequate for good health, and thus must be obtained from a dietary source.

An antioxidant:
Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage (free radical damage).

A water soluble vitamin, because water-soluble vitamins and nutrients dissolve in water. The continuous supply your body needs calls for a steady daily intake, from the foods you eat, from the supplements you take, or from a combination of foods and supplements.

How Does it Effect the Body?

Antioxidant:

The Free Radical Fighter!

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Taken orally and it can also be applied topically along with the use of sunscreen it helps protect skin from free radical damage caused by uv (ultraviolet) exposure. As well as cataracts from uv exposure to the eye when taken orally.

Protects cells from damage to DNA or causing DNA mutation caused by free radicals which can lead to cancer. It can reduce the risk of cancer it does not directly attack cancer that has already occurred, but it helps keep the immune system strengthened enabling it to battle the cancer

It prevents free radicals from damaging artery walls slowing down the formation of plaque within them. Cholesterol is not oxidized in your bloodstream which helps prevent heart disease and strokes. It lowers high blood pressure. “Blood pressure” is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood.

Helps diabetics to balance blood sugar. Since insulin helps vitamin C, as well as glucose, get into cells, people with diabetes may not have enough vitamin C inside many of their cells. Just like glucose, vitamin C can’t do its work if it’s not inside of a cell.

It helps you look youthful by stimulating collagen production. Which in turn helps wounds (scraps, cuts, surgery) and burns. It is needed to turn the amino acid proline into hydroxyproline. Hydroxyproline improves collagen stability. Inadequate intake of vitamin C slows collagen production, leading to scurvy. Without enough collagen, the body is unable to repair itself. Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins found in skin and connective tissues. That “plumps out” the skin, removing fine lines and wrinkles and preventing them from forming. With age collagen levels decline. Collagen is essential for beautiful skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Starting at the age of 21 collagen diminishes 1% per year. By age 30, the signs of diminished collagen become visible. It is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in mammals (humans), making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen, in the form of elongated fibrils, is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as the skin and cartilage. The fibroblast is the most common cell which creates collagen.

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Asthma sufferers can benefit from vitamin c due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It may help keep airways open. Studies have shown effects on pulmonary function tests, bronchoprovocation challenges with methacholine or histamine or allergens, improvement in white blood cell function and motility, and a decrease in respiratory infections.

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