Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is very well known for its immune-boosting benefits.
It is undoubtedly the first go-to vitamin during those times we fight a cold. We’ve all loaded up on it when feeling under the weather at some stage in our lives. Naturally, you can find this vitamin in citrus fruits, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, kiwis, berries and broccoli. Many people also use additional supplements to help increase their Vitamin C intake.
But what else is Vitamin C good for?
Below we list the great properties this vitamin has:
● Nourishes our body tissues like muscle, cartilage and blood vessels.
● Helps the formation of collagen for our skin.
● Supports our nervous system and important neurotransmitters which aid in
transporting signals around.
● Increases energy levels.
● Provides overall support to our body to function well.
Unfortunately, our bodies cannot produce Vitamin C and so it needs to come from our diet or supplements. Some children also experience vitamin C deficiency, although it’s very rare and usually associated with a very poor diet or severe intestinal malabsorption.
You might be surprised to know, but there still isn’t a lot of firm evidence that Vitamin C actually helps during rheumatological illnesses. In fact, many researchers still debate about it. Some say it may reduce the duration of the common cold and others say that your body may recover during the same period of time without taking it. While this remains somewhat a scientific mystery, many certainly consider it number one Vitamin to help fight the common