How can a simple vitamin help so much?Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that not only helps protect your heart but also protects your cells from cellular damage which is a common contributor to heart disease. Cellular damage occurs from stress, poor diet, environmental toxins, medication and pollution.
- Vitamin C is a helper vitamin. It assists the body in synthesizing food nutrients making them more available for the body to use. It also helps boost essential enzyme reactions in the body that increases collagen, glutathione and carnitine levels, all helpful in preventing heart disease.
- Protects arteries from damage. Arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries is one of the biggest causes of heart attacks and strokes. Vitamin C helps reduce plaque build up from ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and reduces inflammation from toxins such a cigarette smoke and heavy metals that contribute to plaque build up. This vitamin also helps strengthen the walls of your arteries keeping them functioning at top levels.
- Lowers blood pressure. Vitamin C promotes vasodilation, which is a necessary function to keep blood pressure regulated. It helps your arteries stay both strong and flexible so that they can expand to allow blood to flow freely instead of becoming restricted, causing high blood pressure.
Foods high in Vitamin C
- Fruit: Papaya, camu camu berries, kiwi, acerola cherry, strawberries, oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, raspberries, & strawberries
- Vegetables: Capsicums, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes
Mr Vitamins recommendsHealthy Essentials Super C Plus Chewable 250T
- Super C Plus contains Citrus Bioflavonoids extract which can enhance the action of vitamin C in the body and Rosehip, a potent natural source of vitamin C.
- This formula has been 50% buffered with a mineral ascorbate making it more gentle on the stomach.
- Support and maintain a healthy immune system Reduce the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms Provide symptomatic relief from upper respiratory infections