March 24, 2020

What Does Vitamin C Do for You?

On the Health Panel for Glamour Magazine UK: What Does Vitamin C Do for You?

Hi Everyone! Along with other health experts, I commented on Glamour Magazine’s Supplements Guides, and I was asked about vitamin C.

You’ll be able to read the article here.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is so important for the body, as it boosts collagen and keeps bones, tissues, gums, cartilage, capillaries, and organs healthy.

The body cannot synthesize it, so you must obtain it through your dietary intake or supplement form. I always advocate for vitamins and minerals to be obtained from food, as it is the best way to receive maximum nutrition.

It is necessary for absorbing iron, a healthy immune system, and cell protection.

Vitamin C deficiency can occur if you:

  • smoke tobacco
  • have food allergies
  • are elderly
  • have an eating disorder
  • drink a lot of alcohol
  • embark on extreme diets
  • have inflammatory bowel disease
  • have gastrointestinal reflux
  • have cancer
  • have gingivitis
  • have glaucoma
  • take certain medications
  • have renal failure due to water-soluble vitamin C filtration during dialysis
  • are receiving liver transplants
  • have arthritis
  • have chronic illnesses

Slow wound healing is also caused to increase vitamin C intake, heatstroke, burns, and infections like pneumonia and sinusitis!

As I mentioned in the article, the excess is flushed out in urine if we have too much vitamin C. This is because it is water soluble.

This is why I recommend a slow-delivery form of vitamin C for maximum benefit.

Ester-C and Liposomal vitamin C are great.

If you have PCOS, diabetes, or insulin resistance, I recommend the Liposomal vitamin C because it does not require glucose for transportation.

Remember to proceed with caution with supplements since supplement companies are not regulated. Always go with a reputable brand.

You can see the brands I trust and love on the Yalda Loves page.

Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

Yalda Alaoui

Author

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