How To Stay Healthy This Winter
Staying healthy is almost on everyone’s list every winter. But this year, in the midst of a pandemic, it may be even more of a concern than usual.Read more
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is required for at least 300 metabolic functions in the body including tissue growth and repair, adrenal gland function and healthy gums. It speeds up wound healing, prevents many bacterial and viral infections and boosts the immune system to fight off coughs and colds. It reduces histamine production during an allergic attack and is crucial for the healthy growth of teeth, bones, ligaments and blood vessels. It boosts the absorption of iron from the digestive tract by up to 30%, lowers blood cholesterol levels and plays a role in the production of neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in the brain. Cigarette smoking wipes an estimated 25-35 mg vitamin C out of the body every day and so smokers may need increased doses.
For all the reasons mentioned above, vitamin C supplements are absolutely essential to help maintain healthy vitamin C in the bloodstream. Best Selling vitamin C supplements include Fast C by Life Extension and Lamberts Gentle Vitamin C 500mg.
Signs of vitamin C deficiency: Scurvy is the best-known vitamin C deficiency disease, but this condition is rare in Western societies; bleeding gums, persistent allergies and recurring infections would all suggest a need for more vitamin C in the diet or through supplementation.
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People keen on having healthy looking skin are often advised to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. The scientific basis for this advice is the supply of vitamin C which is absolutely essential for skin health.Read more
Try as we might, there aren’t many reasons to embrace winter this year. An underlying jittery panic even for the sunniest amongst us, restrictions which seem to change hourly...Read more
I am often asked if one should take vitamins once you have reached your 60s. Looking after your health at any age is important and yes, taking vitamins are important .Read more
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