5 Reasons You Benefit From Taking Vitamin C

by Nadine Masseron - Date: 2007-01-05 - Word Count: 272 Share This!

Vitamin C plays a role in many important functions in the body including anti aging and lowering cholesterol. Here are 5 of my top reasons you can benefit from taking vitamin C.

1. Immune function.

Vitamin C is essential for the formation of antibodies. Vitamin C has an anti-viral action as well as an anti bacterial action. Vitamin C assists in the production of interferon by white blood cells. Deficiency in Vitamin C can lead to a low white blood cell count; white blood cells are our inner army fighting against infection.

2. Allergy treatment.

Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine. This means vitamin C can improve allergy symptoms such as hay fever and hives.

3. Collagen formation.

Vitamin C is an important component of collagen and therefore vital for good, anti aging, skin care. It is needed in the layer of skin that provides elasticity, especially in blood vessel walls. Deficiency in Vitamin C can lead to dry, rough skin with broken veins and bleeding gums.

4. Lowering cholesterol.

Vitamin C helps lipids and fats stay in solution longer by lowering surface tension. This can help lower blood cholesterol levels and atheroma, both of which can lead to heart disease.

5. Anti-aging.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C will sacrifice itself to harmful pollutants known as free radicals and prevent them causing cell damage. It is this cell damage that causes us to age. Vitamin C also protects others nutrients such as Vitamin A, E and B complex from those nasty free radicals, allowing these vitamins to do their good work within our body.

Thank you for taking your time to read this article on the benefits of Vitamin C. Here's to your good health………naturally!

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Nadine Masseron ND DN MRN

Nadine Masseron ND is a registered naturopathic physician and nutritionist. She is dedicated to increasing awareness about the benefits of natural health.

For more information please visit http://www.naturopathicperspective.com

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