How Vitamin C Helps Your Body and Boosts Your Immune System

All About Vitamin C

Vitamin C (i.e, ascorbic acid) is essential for your health. It is needed for the formation of collagen in bones, cartilage, blood vessels, and muscle. But since the human body can’t produce it, you must consume enough to stay healthy. The intake of this essential nutrient has been found to have an impressive number of health benefits.  But what is it and how does it benefit your body?

Let’s learn all about Vitamin C.

     1. Immune booster.

It is one of the most powerful immune boosting nutrients you can consume. It encourages the production of white blood cells that help protect the body against infection. This vitamin also helps protect the white blood cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. It also helps synthesize the collagen that protects the skin, and can even help wounds heal faster. Having low levels of this vitamin in your system can lead to an illness known as scurvy. Or could put you more at risk for other diseases and infections. 

     2. Reduces risk of chronic disease and illness.

Since Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, it strengthens your body’s ability to fight diseases and infections. Antioxidants are molecules that protect healthy cells from free-radicals. These free radicals are molecules that tend to accumulate in the body and cause inflammation. But consuming this essential nutrient helps fight this process – known as oxidative stress. Other chronic diseases it may help prevent or improve are anemia, diabetes, and gout attacks. 

     3. Lowers blood pressure.

People with high blood pressure should not rely solely on Vitamin C to lower their blood pressure. But studies have found that both healthy adults and those with high blood pressure saw a decrease in blood pressure from taking the vitamin supplement.

     4. Lowers risk of heart disease.

Studies have found that people who take a supplement of this vitamin daily are at 25% lower risk of developing heart disease compared to those who do not take the supplement. Other studies have found that Vitamin C supplements significantly reduce the level of LDL cholesterol – the bad cholesterol that leads to heart disease. 

     5. Prevents iron deficiency.

Iron is essential for making the red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. Supplementing with Vitamin C can assist in making certain kinds of iron (e.g., from plant-based sources) easier to absorb. Which can help people with vegan and vegetarian diets absorb iron more efficiently. For those who are prone to iron deficiency, it can help maintain a healthy level of iron and prevent anemia. If you have an iron deficiency, our Vitamin IV treatment that contains a high dose of Vitamin C may help you maintain a healthy level of iron. 

     6. Prevents memory loss and mental decline.

Dementia is characterized by a decline in memory and mental functioning. Oxidative stress and inflammation of the spine, nerves, and brain may contribute to its development. Since Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and helps reduce inflammation caused by oxidative stress, it could prevent the development of dementia. In fact, low levels of Vitamin C have been linked to an impaired memory and thinking. Those with Alzheimer’s and dementia have been found to have low blood levels of Vitamin C. But studies have also shown that Vitamin C can help protect memory and mental functioning as you age.

     7. Water-soluble.

Unlike fat-soluble vitamins, Vitamin C is water-soluble, which allows your body to absorb it a lot more quickly. But when you consume an oral water-soluble supplement, a lot of the vitamin is eliminated from your body during digestion, so you only absorb a portion of the vitamin you consumed. But with Vitamin IV therapy, you get the maximum benefits that Vitamin C has to offer with complete absorption directly into the blood stream. 

Science has found that Vitamin C is beneficial to our body in many ways. And Regenx Rejuvenation has a high-dose Vitamin C IV treatment that will help you get all of the health benefits this essential nutrient has to offer. Contact us today to book your concierge Vitamin IV Treatment.

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