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What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin C?

Updated on January 13, 2011

Vitamin C Benefits

Vitamins have never really bothered me before when I was younger, but now in my 30's I feel unhealthy and am actively seeking some help with vitamin supplements and some much needed exercise as I really need to now as I just totally feel unfit, so I have started to take daily vitamins just like Hulk Hogan used to say before he ripped his shirt off and did some fake WWF/WWC wrestling.

So I thought I would do a little research into vitamin c and the benefits and how it works for your body, this is fascinating stuff, so sit quite in class and no talking, until I've finished or else it's detention and 1,000 lines.

Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins and possibly the most well known vitamin out of the lot, it is a prevention to many serious diseases and illnesses and it is a supplement that the body needs to repair or heal the body and so with it comes the function of helping to create collagen which is the important stuff that helps the body to heal from cuts or injuries and so without the all important collagen healing would be difficult, unless you have some jolly good superpowers.

Taking regular vitamin c will help you to recover from colds and other common infections that little bit more quicker than if you don't take much of the c vitamin at all, as it is an antioxidant it helps the body by making all the other vitamins and minerals you take on board on a daily basis and you are more able to absorb them into your body through the help of vitamin c, iron and folic acid rely on the c vitamin to fully realise their effectiveness in your body, it's a clever balance of chemicals that made it fascinating to study.

Of course if you've been living in a cave, you may not know that fruit and vegetables have more vitamin c in them than any other food group, but we all know that right and to eat our 5 fruit and veg a day is very important because it says so on the TV, although there are some fruit and veg that have higher concentrated amounts of the c vitamin, such as tropical fruits and hot peppers, I think I'm right in saying that the hotter the pepper the more vitamin c it contains.

Some vegetables that have to be boiled lose their vitamin c if they are to be boiled for a long period of time, so it is preferred that you either steam your veg or do a quick stir fry to retain the vitamins.

If you've ever felt tired for no reason what's so ever, then it is recommended that you take a vitamin c supplement, but generally a balanced diet will provide your body with enough of the c vitamin to be of use to your health. So take your vitamins and get healthy if you are like me with man boobs and a beer belly!

Vitamin c is important for your overall health!

Ding ding ding! Class is over go home!

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yeah I suppose other vitamins and natural minerals are needed.

      Cheers Alyssa

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      Alyssa 8 years ago

      I took vitamin C as a kid and didn't really seem to help. Now I am wondering if that's because I also needed other nutrients with it & it was a poor quality Vitamin C.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Nancy!

      If we don't have good health, then we've got nothing, so it's in our interests to get healthier, just after this can of beer though first!

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      Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

      Great article on a very important supplement...Another is D so you might want to check with your doc on that one too...

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers zzron!

      I eat more fruit and veg now than I ever used to, on doctors orders, as I have a high cholestrol, so lots of vitamin c, healthy foods and daily exercise or I could be in risk of a stroke, heart disease or the big C, so I thought I should.

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      zzron 8 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Great info, thanks, I take something called Ester-C you can get it from any drug store. It has more vitamin C than regular vitamin C. Thanks again.