Some say that Vitamin C is one of the essential vitamins to add supplementally to your body. It is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. It helps your body fight eye disease, skin wrinkling, and cardiovascular issues and helps boost the immune system. Despite these benefits, the body can not produce its own vitamin c, meaning it is much more necessary to take it as a vitamin.
Being a potent antioxidant is one of the most common reasons people take a vitamin c supplement. Antioxidants help boost the immune system by protecting cells from harmful molecules like free radicals. Vitamin C has been recorded to increase your blood’s antioxidant levels by up to 30%. That’s a big difference when fighting illnesses and inflammation.
A lesser-known benefit is an ability to help lower blood pressure. Nearly 1/3rd of American adults experience high blood pressure. Adding a vitamin c supplement helps the blood vessels around your heart relax, which in turn helps lower your blood pressure. When studied, results showed an average reduction of systolic blood pressure by 4.85 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by 1.67 mmHg.
With heart disease being the number one killer worldwide, many adults look for ways to reduce their risks. Individuals who consumed 700 mg of Vitamin C daily had a 25% lower chance of heart disease. The studied individuals also showed a significant reduction of ‘bad’ cholesterol by approximately 8mg/dl, and blood triglycerides were lower by approx. 20mg/dl.
Iron deficiencies are common and require an additional supplement; however, vitamin C can help the body with natural iron absorption. Iron is a vital part of healthy red blood cells and proper oxygenation of the body. Vitamin C helps convert iron into a form that is easier to absorb by the body. This is especially helpful for those on a diet that abstains from meat.
35 million people worldwide report having memory issues and poor thinking or suffer from a condition like Dementia. With Vitamin C helping reduce inflammation, it can help lower the stress on the brain, spine, and nerves, thus improving the function of the nervous system.
Along with helping improve chronic conditions, Vitamin C can help you recover quicker from the common cold and flu. Here at The Get Well Center, we suggest fortifying your diet with foods full of naturally produced Vitamin C or adding a vitamin to your diet. For more about our holistic dietary assistance, please call us at 419-524-2676.