*cough cough* Ever wonder why you were told to take vitamin C before and during being sick?
Sure, from time to time you may drink a glass of orange juice, popularly associated with high vitamin C content... but this supernutrient is so much more than something to be consumed in fruit-based drinks at brunch outings (although, we don’t begrudge you that).
Here are the five amazing health benefits for taking vitamin C in supplement form--so you get the ensured daily dose your body needs to do allllllll this and more:
1. Repairing Tissue
No not a Kleenex! Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is vital in forming bone, muscle, tissue, and skin.
It also helps repair things in your body like tissue, so when you tear a muscle when you get back to the gym, you can count on vitamin C to rush to your aid!
2. Immune System Shield
This is why your parents gave you vitamin C as a kid! It is an incredibly formidable antioxidant that can increase the antioxidant levels in your blood substantially.
Antioxidants are molecules that protect your cells and also fight inflammation---for example, it has been linked to aiding your heart!
3. Get Gone Gout
Gout is a terribly painful form of arthritis that affects 4% of Americans. It is caused when there is too much uric acid in a person’s body and inflammation is triggered.
Studies show that vitamin C is linked to lowering uric acid levels and therefore reducing gout inflammation.
4. Collagen Production
Do you ever wonder why people are stocking up on vitamin C facial serum lately?
In addition to being a POWERFUL antioxidant that fights free radicals which harm and age your skin, Vitamin C is responsible for boosting your body’s natural collagen production!
5. Iron Absorption
Iron is essential in producing blood cells and keeping it flowing, as well as maintaining healthy oxygen levels. Without it, conditions like anemia and severe fatigue can develop!
Vitamin C has been proven to aid in the absorption of iron by turning it into a form of itself that is more easily accepted by the body. Often you will see these two nutrients paired together in supplements due to its positive effects on absorption!
With all these benefits, your parents were on to something!
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Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens