The Many Health Benefits Of Vitamin C
Once used for preventing and treating scurvy in sailors, now vitamin C is one of the most effective and safe nutrients used for a whole range of health benefits.
Since vitamin C is not naturally produced within your body, many people walk around with a vitamin C deficiency. This can cause detrimental effects such as fatigue, reduced bone and muscle strength, a weakened immune system, slow wound healing, dry skin, painful joints and cardiovascular issues and even weight gain.
Taking more vitamin C might improve your physical performance and muscle strength by improving your oxygen intake during exercise (especially for older people).
Vitamin C promotes a healthy skin and formation of collagen, tendons and ligaments, helping you keep your skin young, heal your wounds and form scar tissue.
It also promotes a healthy heart and blood vessels, the absorption of iron and other minerals, while improving your immune system if it has been weakened due to stress.