7 Benefits of Vitamin C

Growing up, we always had a bottle of vitamin C on the kitchen table, conveniently found on the “lazy Susan.”

As I remember, they were chewable, orange-flavored tablets and they were yummy! Taking one with breakfast, along with a multivitamin with minerals was just part of the Bollinger family’s morning routine at breakfast.

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it.

It confers the following benefits (among many others):

  1. Helps maintain your skin, bones, and connective tissue
  2. Promotes wound healing
  3. Helps with high blood pressure
  4. Lowers risk of heart disease
  5. Strengthens immunity
  6. Helps the body absorb iron
  7. Potent anti-viral activity.

When we are challenged with a viral infection, our need for vitamin C can rise dramatically, depending on the body’s immune function, level of injury, infection, or environmental toxicity. Vitamin C has been shown to be one of the most potent anti-viral agents, especially to influenza virus, through increased production of IFN-α/β. It can also enhance the production of interferon, which helps prevent cells from being infected by a virus.

In order to function properly, the central nervous system depends upon vitamin C. According to a study in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, having adequate vitamin C levels can support brain function. 

A study published in the journal Nutrients indicated that vitamin C is needed for optimal immune function. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, which means that it can also fight oxidative stress and keep your cells healthy.

Vitamin C also supports healthy teeth and gums, which are necessary for a healthy digestive system. Vitamin C can also help nourish and support healthy gut bacteria.

There’s little doubt that vitamin C is of great benefit to the human body. However, how you consume vitamin C makes a huge difference in the amount your body is able to absorb and use (a feature of all supplements called “bioavailability”).When taken orally, most of the vitamin C you take (either from food or supplements) isn’t absorbed by the gut. However, liposomal vitamin C is a groundbreaking option for high-dose vitamin C that is the closest thing to “intravenous vitamin C.”

Being wrapped in essential phospholipids, vitamin C is absorbed like dietary fats. This being so, liposomal vitamin C is much better absorbed than traditional vitamin C supplements.

As a matter of fact, liposomal vitamin C is almost as “bioavailable” (absorbable) as IV injections, and it’s much cheaper, more convenient and less invasive.

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