Vitamin C is an antioxidant powerhouse. This means it can strengthen our immune systems and help us fight free radicals. If too many free radicals hang around together it leads to oxidative stress, an imbalance in our bodies which has close ties to adverse health effects. Aside from a stronger immune system, Vitamin C may help with:
Maintaining healthy blood pressure levels
Decreasing the risk of heart disease
Optimizing cholesterol levels
Sharper thinking and memory
Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables. The best sources for Vitamin C include:
Citrus Fruits (Kiwi, Oranges, Grapefruit)
Consuming Vitamin C through your diet is ideal considering that fruits and vegetables offer many other vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. Supplementation is also an option to get an added boost!
It is important to note that consuming big doses of Vitamin C can be wasteful. Our bodies don’t have the capacity to absorb large amounts at one time. We will absorb as much as we can and it will cap off. Some common supplements and medicines offer products with more than 1000mg per dose. Although this will not likely be harmful, it can be too much and some will be excreted. Lesser amounts throughout the day may prove to be a better route and can be tolerated up to 2000mg per day. Shoot to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet and supplement for an extra boost!
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