We all know Vitamin C helps us stay healthy - It is an immune booster of course and not many know this but it is also the key vitamin to maintaining healthy skin. But the real question here is - What does it really do? How does it help us daily? Do we really have to take it?
I don't know about you all, but I certainly have many questions before I consume any supplements, especially the ones I can't even pronounce. Mainly to educate myself,b ut to also know what is rally good for my body and what is not.
So, let start here.....
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, is known as an ascorbic acid, it has several important functions and benefits.
- helping to protect cells and keeping them healthy
- maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage
- helping with wound healing
- Boosting and maintaining your Immune system
Where to get vitamin C?
Vitamin C is found many fruits and vegetables.
- citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice, lemons
- peppers - yellow ones are high in Vitamin C
- brussels sprouts
and the list goes on and on...
How much vitamin C do I need?
Adults aged 19 to 64 need at least 50mg to 1000mg of vitamin C a day. I usually take 1000mg daily due to the current situation, but you can always take 500mg at a time. * I always recommend to speak to your doctor if you have any doubts or health issues.
So where can you get 500mg to 1000mg of vitamin c? Definitely not from a cup of orange juice or eating kale. Although, these foods provides great amounts of vitamin c, it certainly does not provide 500mg or 1000mg.
Besides eating your greens, or drinking your orange juice every morning, you should consider daily vitamin c supplements.
Now a days you can find a variety of options - from capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, powders, beverages and more.
Decide what is best for you and your preference and go from there, and remember to continue to eat those fruits and vegetables regardless of your supplements.
Always Keep in mind that Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, so you need it in your diet every day.
KEEP IN MIND......
Vitamin C is essential for your immune system and everyday health. This is why not getting enough of this vitamin can have negative effects on your health and overall lifestyle.
Although fruits and vegetables may be the most famous source of vitamin C, a wide variety of supplements are available that may even exceed the amounts found in citrus fruits.
It is highly recommended that if you do not consume the daily amount of vitamin c your body needs daily through fruits and vegetables - supplements is a must have.
Taking Vitamin C daily is an essential step toward good health and disease prevention.
Written by YA a health blogger for Alfa Vitamins.