When fall and winter roll around, that's when people often get sick. It's also the time the health-conscious reach for their vitamin C. It's pretty famous for keeping germs at bay or helping fight a bug. And as a big bonus, vitamin C is also a wonderful nutrient that keeps your skin healthy and youthful.
HealthForce Nutritionals Truly Natural Vitamin C powder is lovely in a glass of water or a smoothie. It's made from yummy Acerola cherries and is a wonderful antioxidant!
Each 1.5 Teaspoon Provides: 302 mg of highly absorbable, non-toxic, vitamin C complex containing naturally occurring cofactors including bioflavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
The Suggested Optimal Daily Nutritional Allowances (SONA) for vitamin C are 800 mg/day for men and 1000 mg/day for women.
Vitamin C for skin health
The 2007 study “Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women” was the first scientific study to directly relate dietary intakes of vitamin C with skin aging.
Researchers found that:
Researchers found that:
- Higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance and skin dryness as we age.
- Dietary vitamin C also has photo-protective properties; meaning that it can help safeguard your skin from sun damage.
- Vitamin C plays a very crucial role in the building and regulation of collagen. (Collagen is the supportive framework of your skin. Collagen keeps your skin smooth, plump, and firm. Without it, your skin would collapse and get wrinkled and saggy.) For collagen to function, three strands of protein must twist together, a process requiring a copper enzyme to be oxidized. Vitamin C makes this reaction happen.
- Vitamin C has an important role in wound healing and can improve the proper formation of strong scar tissue.
Topical vitamin C
My favorite brand of cosmetics, 100% Pure®, makes a wonderful Vitamin C serum to encourage collagen production, brighten skin tone, and to stimulate cellular renewal. It can be used on your face and neck morning and night.
They also make a lovely Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Ultra Riche PM Treatment, which works to repair daily damage of the skin overnight.
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