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VITAMIN C - The Little Vitamin that could.

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

We know Vitamin C is good for us, all nutritionists, doctors, and health experts talk about it but why? What could one little vitamin do for us?

What are the benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant. When we hear the word antioxidant, we know they are great for us but what does it actually mean?

As our cells go through their daily activities a bi-product of this is something called free radical molecules. They are unstable molecules that are very destructive to your cells. As they build up this creates Oxidative Stress. Free radical molecules can be created from factors within the body such as inflammation, or they can be created by external factors such as:

  • Pollution,

  • UV exposure,

  • Cigarette smoke.

Oxidative Stress can put the body under enormous pressure and cause very serious health concerns. Such as being linked to

  • Heart Disease

  • Respiratory disease

  • Cancer

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Stroke

  • Immune deficiency

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Parkinson's disease

So it is very important we help our body as much as possible to remove these unstable molecules so they do not build up in our system.

What are the benefits of Vitamin C for your skin?

We have seen the benefits of vitamin C for the whole body but how does vitamin C affect the skin specifically. When these free radical molecules build up in the tissue of your skin it damages these cells. This will cause:

  • Wrinkles

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Puffiness

  • Sagging skin

What are some ways to get more Vitamin C?

We know that drinking certain orange drinks can give us a boost of vitamin C but you do need to read the label. Fruit juices that have been processed extensively won’t offer much vitamin C. If citrus fruits arent your thing, there are plenty of other ways to give your body a boost of this free-radical fighting Vitamin C.

There are serums and creams that are now infused with vitamin C. These are very effective for treating your skin, especially when used around the eye area as the skin is thinnest here. Serums are great as Vitamin C gets absorbed directly into the tissue layer, reaching cellular targets that treat wrinkles, dark spots, puffiness.

If you are interested in which eye cream we suggest, checking out our blog on the Bio-Lumin C Eye Serum.

Another way to get more vitamin C is through diet. There are tons of fruits and vegetables high in this very important vitamin.

Such as:

  • Acerola Cherries

  • Rose Hips

  • Chilli Peppers

  • Broccoli

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Papaya

  • Yellow Peppers

  • Black Currants

  • Thyme & Parsley

  • Kale

  • Kiwis

  • Strawberries

  • Oranges

  • Lemons

Why is it important to keep a regime of eating or applying Vitamin C?

As we have discussed, Vitamin C is an extremely important supplement that we need to take daily in order for our bodies and our skin to be at optimum health. Free Radical molecules build up in our cells and without antioxidants, there are large risks of many serious health concerns. To help you keep your body and skin healthy we have looked at the large variety of ways to get Vitamin C into your body and skin.

As we have seen there are numerous benefits to stocking up on vitamin C. Whether it's through eating vitamin C rich foods, vitamins, or products.

As a fun challenge, this weekend try and eat 3 foods rich in vitamin C.

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