Vitamin C: Why you need it and how to actually get it

You have probably heard it said all your life Vitamin C is one of the most essential and important vitamins your body needs to be healthy and fight illness. There are loads of articles and journals and factual information all over the world supporting the case for Vitamin C. We get it, we need it. Just drink more OJ and run down to the Vitamin shop and grab some capsules, right? Ehh, not quite so simple… See as it turns out, Vitamin C that is sold over the counter is actually Ascorbic Acid. If you look the truth, however, is that not all “Vitamin C”‘s are created equal.

Vitamin C is used to fight against:

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Common Cold &Flu
  4. Cancer
  5. Wrinkle/aging skin
  6. Dry hair, skin, nails
  7. Free radicals
  8. Bone decay
  9. Muscle and tissue atrophy

Vitamin C is found naturally and absorbed most efficiently in our bodies from natural foods sources, such as:

 

  1. Kale
  2. Spinach
  3. Oranges
  4. Kiwifruit
  5. Broccoli
  6. Mixed berries
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Peas
  9. Papayas
  10. Bell Peppers

 

Females are recommended toย have:

  • If you are a teenager (14-18)
    • 65 mg/day
  • If you are an adult (19+)
    • 75 mg/day

Males are recommended to have:

  • If you are a teenager (14-18)
    • 75 mg/day
  • If you are an adult (19+)
    • 90 mg/day

Needing more Vitamin C is known, but it won’t help unless you’re getting it from the right source. Either get a Vitamin C that isย true Vitamin C, or source it from foods that are naturally high in Vitamin C for the best results.

 

 

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