Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant, so it boosts the immune system and helps the body fight against inflammation.
Additionally, it helps in the production of collagen, which is a substance that makes up about 30% of our bones, and it’s what enables them to be resilient. Vitamin C also aids in the absorption of other nutrients that are important to bone health, such as vitamin D and calcium.
Studies have shown that vitamin C can help lower blood pressure, and can lower LDL cholesterol (the bad type of cholesterol)!
It also helps the body absorb iron from food. Iron deficiency leads to fatigue, inhibited brain function, a compromised immune system, and anemia. Increasing vitamin C intake can help to raise blood iron levels, and you can do this through diet or by taking a supplement.
Interestingly, some studies have shown that people suffering from dementia have low levels of vitamin C in their blood, and research has linked high levels of vitamin C with protecting thinking and memory with age.
You can get vitamin C in 3 forms – from food, from conventional supplements, and from liposomal supplements.
Research on liposomal vitamin C has shown that it not only absorbs much faster than conventional supplements, but it also is able to raise the level of vitamin C in the blood to a higher amount than is achievable through normal supplements or even from food.
Examples of foods that contain vitamin C are: strawberries, lemons, arecola cherries, kiwis, lychees, papayas, brussels sprouts, broccoli, oranges, blackcurrants, parsley, thyme and kale. So there’s plenty of delicious choice when it comes to getting your daily dose of this very beneficial nutrient!