What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that's found in many fruits and vegetables.
What does vitamin C do for the body?
Vitamin C is probably best known for its ability to support the body in fighting off pathogens like a Cold & Flu. It does this by inhibiting viral replication and can have a beneficial impact when taken at high doses at the start of a virus to reduce the duration of symptoms. However, the power of vitamin C goes beyond strengthening the immune function and its health benefits are well-recognised by the scientific community.
Vitamin C is essential for Collagen formation, which keeps the Skin looking well by maintaining its structure. It also provides Heart & Cardiovascular protection by helping arteries stay strong which are vital to get oxygenated blood around the body. A high dietary intake of vitamin C has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes in numerous population studies. The health of your cardiovascular system may not be easily noted but signs of weakened collagen structures include bruising, muscle weakness, gum deterioration, and poor wound healing.
Vitamin C is, additionally, a powerful antioxidant, protecting cellular structures from free radicals which can be caused by environmental impacts, toxins, ageing and lifestyle. Smoking in particular has a negative impact and the National Institutes of Health in the United States of America recommend an additional intake of 35mg/day for those who smoke.
Why should I take Viridian Ester-C?
If you feel you can’t get enough vitamin C easily from your diet, you might consider supplementation. As vitamin C is water soluble, your body excretes any excess it doesn’t need although if you do consume an excessive amount, you might notice some laxative effects. Taking buffered Viridian Ester-C can help avoid gastrointestinal discomfort caused by the acidity of standard ascorbic acid.