Signs of Vitamin Deficiency
😔 Dry & split ends hair
😔 Inflammation & bleeding of the gums
😔 Rough, dry & scaly skin
😔 Decreased wound-healing rate
😔 Decreased ability to ward off infection
Vitamin C also know as ascorbic acid. This vitamin is very delicate as it is water soluble and sensitive to heat, light and air. Our body cannot make nor store Vitamin C, so it must be replenished everyday for use in many key metabolic reactions.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C
1 Strengthens the immune system
Vitamin C can lower the risk of developing further respiratory system such as lung infections and pneumonia. Thus, prevents colds and flu besides promoting a healthy immune system.
2 Promotes healthy skin
Vitamin C protects again free-radical damage caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays by stimulating the formation of collagen, the protein responsible for the support structure of skin. Hence, it can help to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and freckles.
3 As a power antioxidant
Vitamin C helps defend against free radical damage.
4 Increases iron absorption
Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron effectively and breaks down folic acid into a form that body can use.
A Vitamin C with added benefits
✅ Time Release Vitamin C helps to release it gradually over long period of time.
✅ Vitamin C with buffering agents such as Calcium Carbonate & Magnesium Oxide to cushion the natural acidity of Vitamin C.
- Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin C. Available at http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Health Professional/. (Accessed Aug 2013).
- Vitamins and Supplements Lifestyle Guide. Available at http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/suplement-guide-vitamin-c. (Accessed Aug 2013).
This information is provided by Groway for education purposes only. It should not be used to substitute medical diagnosis.