Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning it can’t be produced by the body. Nevertheless, it has many roles in your body and has been linked to impressive health benefits. From reversing skin aging to reducing cholesterol levels, studies have found that vitamin C benefits many aspects of health, from the inside out.
What is vitamin C and what does it do?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient (water-soluble vitamins are not stored by the body). In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.
The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen; a protein required to help wounds heal and is important for the growth and repair of body tissue, gums, blood vessels, bones and teeth. In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.
Vitamin C as an antioxidant
Vitamin C is used up more rapidly under stress conditions. Smokers and older persons also have a greater need for vitamin C and carbon monoxide destroys vitamin C so city dwellers should consider taking vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that can strengthen your body’s natural defenses. Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do so by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals.
When free radicals accumulate, they can promote a state known as oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic diseases. Studies show that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels. This helps the body’s natural defenses fight inflammation.
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