I LOVE Vitamin C and so should you! I’ve been loading up on various forms of vitamin C to fight a small cough I had and I’ve decided I’m going to keep on a pretty large dose from here on out.
Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients for our body year round, not just during cold and flu season.
Vitamin C offers a wide range of support for the human body. It is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger supporting cellular and vascular health. Vitamin C has been reported to promote nitric oxide activity as well as to help maintain healthy platelet function. It supports the body’s defense system by enhancing white blood cell function and activity as well as increasing interferon levels, antibody responses, and secretion of thymic hormones. Furthermore, this antioxidant has histamine lowering properties and increases lymphocyte formation. It is essential for the formation and maintenance of intercellular ground substance and collagen. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron and the formation of red blood cells and converts folic acid to its active forms.
As I was saying earlier, I’ve decided to stay on a higher dose of Vitamin C (3-5 Grams per day) in addition to the vitamin C I get with my iron supplement and in addition to the vitamin c found in my daily multivitamin. Below are the 3 supplements that I take on a daily basis that lend to my 3-5 Grams per day regiment.