• Can Vitamin C Save Your Life?

    by Veronica Garcia
    on Jan 10th, 2018

Vital Vitamin C

Have you ever wondered why you feel tired all the time? Or, are you curious why you’re the person out of all your friends that gets sick the most? Do you look at your skin and wonder why it’s not as luminous as other people’s that you see? If so, you may be a bit deprived of a vital vitamin-Vitamin C! Read on to learn how this important nutrient affects everything (and how you can work it into your diet to help your immune system and beauty routine!).

Vitamin C and Your Immune System

The immune system is responsible for your overall wellness. And, if you’re feeling well, you are happier and you sleep better. So, when you fill up on vitamin C, you are more likely to fight off the common cold (or other bugs) quicker, or avoid them all together. So, it all begins with diet. Eat foods rich in vitamin C every day that include:

All of these foods are easy to have as a side dish with every meal, or sneak into a shake or smoothie for meal replacement or as a healthy snack. Make it your goal to consume just under 2,000 milligrams a day. Anything more than that could have adverse effects.

Vitamin C and Your Beauty Routine

When you look in the mirror, you want to love the skin you’re looking at. If your skin is dull, ruddy, acne filled, or dry; it’s pretty hard to love the skin you’re in. You can turn things around quickly with a little water and Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is great for your skin because it’s essential for collagen production. And, the more collagen you have, the younger and more beautiful your skin looks. It also is an effective antioxidant, so it can add a glow while healing damaged skin (which comes from age and too much sun).

Besides eating your way to more beautiful skin, you could apply Vitamin C topically. It minimizes the effect of free radicals, which helps firm the skin and give it a luminous glow. One of the best vitamin C serum on the market now is by Skinceuticals. The main ingredient in this serum is the L-Ascorbic Acid which will help to diminish age spots and other forms of discoloration and increase cell turnover. Unlike sunscreens that protect skin from UV rays, antioxidants prevent skin damage cause by other environmental aggressors. You can also help your skin by having regular facials or even weekly treatments that will help transform your skin.

Vitamin C and Sleep

Before you pop that sleeping pill, consider enjoying a glass of orange juice or other foods high in Vitamin C. Some doctors feel that this nutrient can calm the nervous system and is essential for serotonin production. So, a bowl full of cherries, cheese, or almonds are great before bed snacks!

Who knew one vitamin could have such a huge impact on all areas of your life. Sleep, energy, mood, wellness, and beauty are always a priority. So, be sure you live a healthier lifestyle so you can always look and feel your best!

Sources:

https://bembu.com/vitamin-c-benefits/

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2009/5/revitalizing-aging-skin-with-topical-vitamin-c/page-01

https://www.gaiam.com/blogs/discover/before-you-take-that-sleeping-pill-take-dr-james-advice

 

 

 

Author Veronica Garcia Spa Director Master Esthetician

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