Vitamin C Benefits – The Underestimated Antioxidant

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and one of great importance in the maintenance of good health. Critical in helping the immune system, Vitamin C is often underestimated when considered against the numerous other health supplements appearing on the market. We know to take Vitamin C when we have a cold., but there are so much more benefits of vitamin C, which should make it not only a staple food choice but one to supplement on a regular basis.

Vitamin C benefits – Protection against free radicals

Toxins. We are all exposed to them. Toxins are in our food, in what we drink, we are exposed to toxins when we clean our home when we walk the street when we visit the shops. Toxins are everywhere. Those who smoke, or drink alcohol will certainly be exposed to more toxins than those who don’t., but it is nearly impossible in this day in age to prevent exposure completely. All we can do is make a conscious effort to limit our exposure to eating organically, reading the labels of food and beverages before consuming and doing our research.

Vitamin C – The Electron Donor

When we expose ourselves to toxins, the molecules within our body become unstable and they lose an electron. These unstable molecules are called “Free Radicals” and they are catabolic to the body creating damage and instability to cells, tissues and organs in the body. When Vitamin C is ingested, it comes in to repair these unstable molecules by donating the missing electron. The magic of Vitamin C is that in doing this, it neutralises the free radicals restoring the body to a stable environment. Those of us who smoke, drink or expose themselves to toxins on a daily basis will often find that they are deficient in Vitamin C, and will need to supplement regularly to protect the body from the damage of free radicals.

Vitamin C and our Immune System

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Vitamin C plays a significant role in the wellbeing of the immune cells. Our white blood cells help our body combat infection. White blood cells depend upon vitamin C to do their job effectively. Vitamin C also works as an antihistamine, reducing inflammatory conditions associated with allergies, fighting the flu, colds and fevers.

Vitamin C and Anti-Aging

Vitamin C helps our organization in its role of producing collagen. Collagen is essential for ligaments, bones, discs, tendons and skin. Taking a higher dose of vitamin C has also been found to improve the healing process of burns, cuts, wounds – even in sprains/strains and broken bones.

Vitamin C – The ability to stop formation of Cataracts

Vitamin C is of the utmost importance for the maintenance of ocular health. Experts believe that as little as 1,000 mg of liposomal vitamin C daily has the ability to stop the formation of cataracts.

What is liposomal vitamin C?

Liposomal vitamin C is what some may call a scientific breakthrough in the absorption of vitamin C.  Liposomes are extremely tiny in size and are fat soluble, making them perfect for transporting nutrients to the body’s cells.  Dr Alec Banham, of the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK was the first to discover liposomes and liposomal technology.
Liposomal vitamin C is packaged similarly to that of a bodily cell. It passes through the digestive barrier delivering essential nutrients with a straight route into the bloodstream. The absorption rate is magnificent. 90% of the cells receive the benefit of being bathed in vitamin C. There are a number of experts that will argue that liposomal vitamin C is far superior to the intravenous vitamin C (only available through doctors) It is noted however that in some cases, the IV vitamin C is best suited, such as for severe health conditions like Cancer. Oral vitamin C acts as an antioxidant reducing the oxidative stress within the body.  Intravenous vitamin C however, is a pro-oxidant that assists in the production of hydrogen peroxide – which targets cancer cells only, leaving normal cells.

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