Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is key to collagen production. Collagen is a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives skin its firmness and strength. Most components of the skin, including collagen, continuously turnover. New collagen is constantly produced and recycled throughout life but at different rates. At a younger age the generation of collagen is in higher amounts, where after about age of 35, collagen production loses speed. To keep your skin’s collagen in balance, after certain age you may benefit from steps to boost collagen synthesis. This is where vitamin c comes in, it’s the only known ways to proven to stimulate collagen production.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that in combination with Vitamin E slows the rate of free-radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Research suggests that vitamin C may also reduce sunburn caused by exposure to ultraviolet B radiation and prevent the consequences of long-term sun exposure, such as skin cancer. It is still not a good idea to go bake in the sun, but you can help keep your skin healthy and supple by making sure you get enough of this antioxidant.
Foods rich in Vitamin C are strawberries, guava, black currents, peppers, kale, broccoli, citrus fruits, and brussel sprouts.
Topically Vitamin C is much more effective in the visible results over simply taking the vitamin.
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The forms of vitamin C that are proven most stable and effective are: ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl ascorbate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. The proven range to be effective is between .5% and 10%. Only buy forms of vitamin c products in airtight and opaque packaging! antioxidants detoriate in the presence of air and light and will not work as well, if at all in the wrong packaging conditions.
- Vitamins | Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) | Health-Diets.Net - A chronic shortage of vitamin C, even if mild, can promote a wide range of illnesses and diseases since vitamin C is a vital nutrient for the immune system.
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