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Power Up Your Immunity: The Essential Role of Vitamin C

Written By  Go Vita

Step into the world of wellness with Go Vita Health! In our latest blog, we're diving deep into the essential nutrient that powers up your immunity and vitality: Vitamin C.

Join us as we explore the countless benefits of this antioxidant powerhouse, uncovering how it protects cells, boosts collagen production, and enhances overall well-being. Get ready to unlock the secrets to a healthier, more vibrant you with Vitamin C and Go Vita Health!

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that plays a crucial role in the body. It helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and supports the immune system by helping the body fight off infections. Vitamin C is also important for the production of collagen, a protein that helps maintain the structure of skin, blood vessels, bones, and other tissues.

Some people may need to increase their daily intake for various reasons. Smokers and passive smokers, for example, are exposed to higher levels of toxins that can increase the body's need for vitamin C. Similarly, people with limited food variety may not be getting enough vitamin C from their diet alone.

One of the best ways to ensure you are getting enough vitamin C is to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially those that are in season. Vitamin C is sensitive to light, air, and heat, so eating raw or minimally cooked fruits and vegetables can help preserve their vitamin C content. Some of the best sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, red bell peppers, and dark leafy greens. Vitamin C supplements are also available for those who may have difficulty meeting their daily requirements through food alone. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen to ensure that it is appropriate for individual needs and health conditions.

In addition to increasing vitamin C intake, it is important to address any symptoms and lifestyle factors that may be depleting your body's stores of this essential nutrient. High alcohol or drug intake, stress, inflammation, allergies, easy bruising, vascular fragility, bleeding noses and gums, can all increase the body's need for vitamin C. People with intestinal malabsorption or iron deficiency may also benefit from increased vitamin C intake, as it aids in the absorption of iron.

Overall, vitamin C is a vital nutrient that plays a key role in maintaining overall health and well-being. By ensuring you are getting enough vitamin C through your diet and addressing any lifestyle factors that may be depleting your body's stores, you can help support your immune system, promote collagen formation, and maintain healthy skin and tissues.

Information presented is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace advice or treatment from qualified healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to treat or diagnose. Always consult your healthcare professional before taking nutritional or herbal supplements. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have any allergies or diagnosed conditions, or are taking prescription medications, always consult your healthcare professional before taking nutritional or herbal supplements.


About Margaret Leedham

Margaret Leedham brings a wealth of experience as a naturopath, educator, product developer

and writer to her role as the Brand Manager for NutriVital.

With over 24 years of experience, Margaret has also helped thousands of clients reach their health

and wellness goals through an evidence-based approach.


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