• is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it.
• may reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease.
• can help prevent sun damage to skin, as well as lighten dark spots, fade scars, and boost collagen which smooths out wrinkles and prevents sagging.
• boosts immunity by helping white blood cells function more effectively, strengthening your skin’s defense system, and helping wounds heal faster.
The recommended daily intake for Vitamin C is 75mg for women and 90mg for men Vitamin C rich foods and supplements have been linked to reduced blood uric acid levels and lower risk of gout.
Vitamin C supplements have been found to lower blood pressure in both healthy adults and those with high blood pressure. Approximately one-third of American adults have high blood pressure.
Low Vitamin C levels have been linked to an increased risk of memory and thinking disorders like dementia, while a high intake of vitamin C from foods and supplements has been shown to have a protective effect.
Vitamin C rich foods:
• citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice
• brussels sprouts