Health Benefits of Vitamin C
The Power of C
I had planned to start this hub one way until I read the news feed within the hub. Well it is a great way to make a point.. Notice the exotic fruit (Baobab) that is supposed to have six times more vitamin C than an orange. That has to be an awesome piece of fruit. My question is, how long will it take to reach the US? More importantly what is a baobab? There's the light bulb--research.
I had never heard of such a fruit or its tree, but I learned it can survive extremely harsh, and dry climate. The trees are found in parts of Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Australia. These are some of the places I was able to locate this strange, odd, and very weird looking tree.
It can survive in extreme heat due to it lives in deserts.
For Your Teeth's Good Health
The Knowledge of C
Of all the vitamins, vitamin C is the most sensitive and losing strength when exposed to air. This nutrient is commonly known for its ability to help reduce common cold symptoms. The other common knowledge about vitamin c is it being a power antioxidant.
Some of the more uncommon facts about vitamin C is its ability to strength arteries, which is a great benefit for heart patients. Vitamin C also has properties within it to help prevent blood from clotting.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease before a medication regiment is started; it is possible vitamin C can retard the rate of progression.
Oranges Also Promotes Regularity
Natural Sources of Vitamin C
- Bell Peppers
- Citrus Fruit
- Sweet Potatoes
- Rose Hips
- Black Currants
- Acerola Cherries
Other Facts About C
Vitamin C. is the supplement that shields thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic, and folic acid from oxidation . In the previous hub I talked about vitamins working together by partnering up with other vitamins to enable them to perform properly , and for our bodies to adequately absorp nutrients . The same applies for vitamin C. It converts trytophan (in essential amino acid )into serotonin . Serotonin is a horomone that is necessary for our body to have in order for us to have normal sleep patterns . Vitamin C. also assist with the absorption of iron and calcium .
Vitamin C Reduces The Chances Of:
- Lung Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
C is great for helping our body fight infections. Patients with HIV, and/or AIDS should have doses of vitamin C daily for its stimulatiing the immune system abilities.
Vitamin C does have side effects if taken in large doses, I can attest to the fact and have experienced, personally I experienced diarrhea. But other side effect do include but not limited to:
- burning while urinating
- loose bowel
- diarrhea (there is a difference btw loose and diarrhea)
- stomach pain
Signs of Deficiency
- Swollen legs and arms
- Shortness of breath
- Bleeding Gums
- Tender Joints
- Muscle Cramps
- Loose Teeth
- Scaly Skin
- Having trouble with wounds healing
Vitamin C Foundation
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- The Vitamin C Foundation
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