Not only for colds! Support your skin with the best Vitamin C

When colds and flu strike, one of the first things we reach for in our household dispensary is Vitamin C.

From chewable tablets to powders, we add this remedy into our daily routine, to help protect our bodies from infection and reduce the chance of catching any bugs that are doing the rounds of our family and friends.

But did you also know that Vitamin C is crucial for skin health?

Vitamin C – how does it work?

When it comes to the health of the skin, Vitamin C is needed for the formation of collagen, a key nutrient that builds strong, healthy skin tissue. As you age collagen decreases allowing lines and wrinkles to form so adequate Vitamin C is particularly important to support skin collagen as you age.

Collagen formation is particularly important to heal skin damage caused by burns, surgical scars and other injuries such as cuts and abrasions.

For some conditions, such as the healing of skin injuries, larger doses of vitamin C are necessary and are usually best  taken in a non-acidic supplemental form.

Where is the best place to get my Vitamin C?

Vitamin C can be found in berries, such as blackcurrants; citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, mandarins and grapefruits; and vegetables such as red and green capsicums.

As the vitamin is 100% destroyed during cooking, the best way to get your intake each day is to squeeze fresh juice or eat fruits and vegetables high in Vitamin C when they are raw, or to take a supplement that is easily absorbed and stays in the body for as long as possible.

Which type of Vitamin C should I take?

How your body absorbs the Vitamin C and how quickly your body uses this Vitamin C, can change depending on which type you take, with some lasting few hours compared to others that achieve 24 hour coverage.

Ester-C is a patented form of Vitamin C that the body retains for up to 24 hours, in comparison to normal Vitamin C. Being pH neutral, Ester C is also suitable for people who experience reflux and indigestion when taking standard Vitamin C, due to its buffered, no acid formulation.

0135-Ester-C-1500mgMr Vitamins recommends

Nutra-Life Ester-C 1500mg + Bioflavonoids

which is a special form of  Vitamin C that stays in the body for over 24 hours.

It is also non-acidic, meaning it is gentle on the stomach and easy-to-take.

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