Why Vitamin C is Important

Vitamin C in food and supplements, The Get Well Center in Mansfield Ohio

Some say that Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins to add supplementally to your body. It is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, and helps your body fight again eye disease, skin wrinkling, cardiovascular issues, and helps boost the immune system. Despite all of these benefits, the body can not produce its own vitamin c meaning it is that much more important to take it as a vitamin.

Being a strong antioxidant is one of the most common reasons people take a vitamin c supplement. Antioxidants are molecules that help boost the immune system by protecting cells from harmful molecules like free radicals. Vitamin C has been recorded to boost your blood's antioxidant levels by up to 30%. That's a big difference when fighting illnesses and inflammation.

A lesser-known benefit is the ability to help lower blood pressure. Nearly 1/3rd of American adults experience high blood pressure. By adding a vitamin c supplement you help the blood vessels around your heart to relax which in turn helps lower your blood pressure. When studied results showed an average reduction of systolic blood pressure by 4.85 mmHg and a diastolic blood pressure by 1.67 mmHg.

With heart disease being the number one killer worldwide many adults look for ways to reduce their risks. Individuals who consumed 700 mg of Vitamin C on a daily basis were at a 25% lower chance of heart disease. The studied individuals also showed a significant reduction of 'bad' cholesterol by approximately 8mg/dl and blood triglycerides were lower by approx. 20mg/dl.

Iron deficiencies are fairly common and generally require an additional supplement however vitamin c can help the body with natural iron absorption. Iron is a key part of healthy red blood cells and proper oxygenation of the body. Vitamin C essentially helps convert iron into a form that is easier to absorb by the body. This is especially helpful for those on a diet that abstains from meat.

35 million people worldwide report having memory issues and poor thinking or suffer from a condition like Dementia. With Vitamin C helping reduce inflammation it can help lower the stress on the brain, spine, and nerves thus improving the function of the nervous system.

Along with helping improve chronic conditions, Vitamin C can help you recover quicker from things like the common cold and flu. Here at The Get Well Center we suggest fortifying your diet with foods full of naturally produced Vitamin C or adding a vitamin to your diet. For more about our holistic dietary assistance, please call us at 419-524-2676.


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