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The many Wonders of Vitamin C

Updated on May 4, 2011
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While once Vitamin C was mainly known as the ''natural cold remedy per excellence'' nowadays, researchers have discovered that vitamin C plays a much bigger role on people's health.  Richly found in citrus fruits, Vitamin C played a vital role in the past as a cure for Vitamin C depleted scurvy sailors. Today, vitamin C still rules the world with an extensive list of health benefits too important to ignore.

1 Natural Cold Remedy

Of course, it would be unjust not to mention the great properties of Vitamin C in fighting colds. Vitamin C indeed may be helpful when taken at the very first stages of onset of a cold. The Vitamin will not cure your cold or prevent it from arriving, however, it seems to reduce the severity of a cold.

2 Great Skin Friend

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and therefore it helps turn back the clock. The mechanism is due to the antioxidant's ability to fight harmful free radicals which are very damaging to our bodies.  This translates into fewer wrinkles and a healthier over all skin complexion.  Vitamin C helps skin both through consumption and through topical applications of Vitamin C rich creams. For a skin beauty you can see from the inside out!

3 Cancer Fighting Properties

A diet full of Vitamin C along with good doses of fruits and vegetables may help prevent some of the most serious cancers such as  bladder, stomach and lung cancers. Vitamin C also appears to protect against harmful ultraviolet rays which are known to cause skin cancer. Of course, you cannot eat an orange and forget the sunscreen at home, but the effects of Vitamin C on the body go much farther and beyond than being a simple ''cold remedy''.

4 Heart Healthy

Vitamin C may help prevent heart disease by slowing down the potential for developing clogged arteries and at the same time, considerably lowering blood pressure. It is very important however, to also lead a healthy lifestyle consuming lots of fruits and vegetables and following an exercise regimen after consulting with a doctor.

As seen, Vitamin C is a very helpful vitamin indeed. In recent years, Vitamin C has been even given intravenously  with success in helping fight viral and bacterial infections, as a detoxifying agent  and to help boost the immune system Whether taken intravenously, fresh from consuming a citrus fruit, in the form of a tablet, or as a topical cream, Vitamin C has surely great properties that may help for issues as  small as preventing wrinkles to as big  as keeping at bay serious disease such as heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer disease or various types of cancer.

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      iamqweenbee 8 years ago

      I didn't know vitamin c is as important or useful. Thanks

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      ocbill 9 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      great info on vitamin C. Most people are not aware of the coronary benefits.

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