Is Vitamin C Still Important To Our Overall Health?
The short answer is Yes! Vitamin C helps to strengthen capillaries which are the tiniest blood vessels in our bodies along with the cell walls. It is also crucial for the formation of collagen (a protein found in connective tissue). In these ways, vitamin C prevents bruising, promotes healing, and keeps ligaments, tendons and gums strong and healthy. It also helps to produce haemoglobin in red blood cells and helps the body to absorb iron from the foods we eat in our regular diet.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) has also been found to be a powerful and essential antioxidant. This function plays a major role in the prevention of many clinical conditions Associated with Free Radical Damage, Including:
- Chronic Gout
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
Vitamin C is also more commonly used for The treatment and prevention of colds/flues. The vitamin eases symptoms and shortens the duration of this illness. Vitamin C has also been found to help elderly people to fight severe respiratory infections, is an effective asthma remedy and a natural antihistamine which can block the effect of inflammatory substances made by the body in response to pollen and other allergens.
- Enhances immunity
- Minimises cold symptoms; shortens duration of illness
- Speeds wound healing
- Promotes healthy gums
- Treats asthma
- Helps to prevent cataracts
- Protects against some forms of cancer and heart disease.
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