Life In The Time Of Corona · Lifestyle

Why We Need Vitamin C

Taking Vitamin C regularly has been the norm in the new normal since the coronavirus pandemic broke out at the start of the year. It has been part of everyone’s health protocols and it didn’t come as a surprise when Vitamin C supplements came flying off the shelves. While Vitamin C can be obtained from food sources, many turn to supplementation to meet their daily intake requirement. 

Below are the benefits of taking Vitamin C:

1. Boost Immunity

This is the main reason why I take Vitamin C regularly. According to Medical News today, people with adequate levels of Vitamin C are thought to fight off infections better compared to people with vitamin C deficiency. This is because Vitamin C helps stimulate the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes which help protect the body against infections. It also helps the white blood cells function more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules such as free radicals.

2. It is a strong antioxidantAccording to dnafit.com, studies show that consuming more Vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%. This helps the body’s natural defenses fight inflammation. Antioxidants act to protect the cells and limit the damage by stabilizing free radicals. Vitamin C could help keep the body younger and protect it against serious life threatening conditions.

3. It helps maintain healthy skin and hair

Vitamin C helps build protein collagen. Because of its antioxidant properties, it can shield the skin from visible impacts from environmental stressors, including free radical damage.

To help maintain optimal health, I include Calcium Cee in my diet. It’s the easiest way for me to get my daily requirement when I don’t get enough of it from the food that I eat. Calcium Cee is a non-acidic, high-absorption Vitamin C supplement that incorporates Calcium, the mineral that is essential for bone health and the perfect complement to the collagen-building properties of Vitamin C. Each tablet contains 605.3mg Calcium Ascorbate equivalent to 500mg Ascorbic Acid. Calcium Cee is available at Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, Mercury Drug and Merry Mart for more or less Php 8.00 per tablet.

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