“Higher blood levels of vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health.”
~ Mark Moyad, MD, MPH of University of Michigan
Vitamin C is essential to repairing and maintaining bones, teeth and cartilage. It’s needed to form collagen – a protein that’s used to make skin, cartilage and blood vessels. Vitamin C is vital for the repair and growth of tissues, and helping to heal wounds.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, and can help protect against some of the damage caused by free radicals. The build up of these by-products over time is largely responsible for the aging process and can contribute to the development of various health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and a host of inflammatory conditions like arthritis. Antioxidants also help reduce the damage to the body caused by toxic chemicals and pollutants such as cigarette smoke.Register to Read More