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The Importance of Vitamin C

I am sure most of us already know the importance of vitamin C, kan ?

Well, I am here to elaborate on it anyway. Hehe.

Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of our body. It is used to form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, heal wounds and form scar tissue, repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals.

Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals.

  • Free radicals are made when your body breaks down food or when you are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation.
  • The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process.
  • Free radicals may play a role in cancer, heart disease, and conditions like arthritis.

For many years, vitamin C has  been a popular remedy for the common cold.

Too little vitamin C can lead to signs and symptoms of deficiency, including:

  • Anemia
  • Bleeding gums
  • Decreased ability to fight infection
  • Decreased wound-healing rate
  • Dry and splitting hair
  • Easy bruising
  • Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Possible weight gain because of slowed metabolism
  • Rough, dry, scaly skin
  • Swollen and painful joints
  • Weakened tooth enamel

A severe form of vitamin C deficiency is known as scurvy, which mainly affects older, malnourished adults.

However, our body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store vitamin C. Therefore it is important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in our daily diet. (Source)

My favourite vitamin C supplement is of course Shaklee’s Sustained Release Vita C !

Shaklee Vitamin C

It is a great source of all-natural vitamin C which is delivered hour after hour using a proprietary, all-natural delivery system that slowly releases vitamin C. :)

I will write on why Shaklee’s vitamin C is the best (in my opinion lah !) soon, ok ?
Until then, stay healthy everyone ! :)

xoxo

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