Vitamin C and Winter

  • olympus2
  • 18 November 2019
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healthy vitamin CAs the winter approaches and it gets much colder out, people will automatically associate that cold weather with the possibility of catching a cold or getting the flu. It is well known that having the necessary vitamins helps to keep a person healthy. One vitamin in particular, vitamin C, is universally believed to help stave off sicknesses associated with cold weather.

Vitamin C is a major piece of the overall wellness puzzle. It takes much more than just Vitamin C to support your immune system. But, if you are deficient in vitamin C, you definitely face an increased likelihood of becoming ill.

Let’s look at other ways vitamin C is healthy to the body, other than immune system support:

  1. Helps maintain integrity of body tissues – This means that vitamin C is necessary for the formation and repair of body tissues, especially collagen, muscles, cartilage and muscle.
  2. Neurotransmitters – Vitamin C is necessary in the production and regulation of neurotransmitters in the brain, ie., serotonin, epinephrine and norepinephrine.
  3. Production of carnitine  РThis is a chemical that is important in the breakdown of fats.

Conclusion

Though it is not summer anymore, it is still important to consume your foods high in vitamin C. Thanks to our modern importation of fruits fro around the world you never have to worry about availability of delicious fresh fruit.

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