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Top 5 Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Sunday, 22 Dec 2013 11:54 PM

Also called ascorbic acid, vitamin C aids the production of collagen, which helps in the growth of blood vessels and cells. It provides strength and firmness to the skin. An antioxidant, it slows down the rate of molecules responsible for causing skin dryness and wrinkles. Vitamin C, one of the most popular vitamin supplements, is easily obtained from fresh fruits and vegetables, with citrus fruits and their juices considered the best sources. It helps produce collagen, which helps tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and keeps the skin and other organs together. Though vitamin C supplements are safe, excessive consumption can increase the risk of kidney stones.
 
In combination with green tea, consumption of vitamin C helps you live longer as it defends the body against toxic substances. Consumption of one ounce of citrus juice, added to green tea, is beneficial. One to two cups of this herbal tea helps women reduce the risk of dying by 20 percent. Citrus juice contains vitamin C, which boosts the immunity provided by the consumption of green tea.

Vitamin C reduces age spots. Consumption of foods that are rich in vitamin C like pineapple, lemon, orange, strawberry, etc., or citrus juices is recommended. Daily application of lemon juice for five to ten minutes on age spots is beneficial. This natural remedy treats unwanted blemishes on the skin.

Vitamin C is a very beneficial natural cure for the skin. It has been used to naturally treat skin-related problems since ancient times. It prevents sagging of skin. As a juice, vitamin C can be added to moisturizers. One can add lemon juice in the moisturizer for application on the skin. This natural method retards sagging within a few weeks and brings elasticity to the skin. Vitamin C is helpful in treating skin wrinkles and protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.  
 
Vitamin C produces collagen, which is essential for hair growth. It is also useful in breaking down iron, which is essential for hair to grow. Daily consumption of 60 milligrams of vitamin C is recommended for adults. Applying lemon juice is one traditional way apart from consumption of citrus juices to control dandruff and prevent loss of hair. This prevents graying, improves blood circulation, and strengthens hair.

Consumption of vitamin C helps in reducing the risk of lung and other types of cancers. It helps protect against the cell-harming free radicals. There is a view that consumption of high doses of vitamin C can be toxic to the cancerous cells but it is still to be proved. No evidence is available that vitamin C can be used as a cancer therapy for treating cancer.
 

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Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for the body. Consumption of vitamin C is a natural method of treating various diseases. Juice prepared from fruits containing vitamin C is beneficial for the skin.
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