Vitamin C studies have found that people with low Vitamin C levels burn around 30% less fat during moderate exercise than those with adequate Vitamin C levels. In other words, Vitamin C depletion could mean you are more resistant to fat mass loss, increasing fat reserves and adding to body weight!
But that is not all this jack-of-all-trades nutrient can do. From beauty to immunity to healing to mood and metabolism-boosting, here are 5 fun facts about Vitamin C:
Vitamin C assists with iron absorption. Iron transports oxygen to the muscles and brain, so is critical for feeling and performing at our best. If your GP recommended that you take an iron supplement, take it with Vitamin C for maximum impact.
Vitamin C is thought to play a few roles in healing wounds. Repairing skin or tissue wounds require new collagen and a new skin barrier, both of which require Vitamin C. There is also typically inflammation surrounding a wound, which Vitamin C helps to reduce.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Free radicals are the result of environmental toxins, a poor diet or chronic high stress. Because of its antioxidant properties, Vitamin C is one of the best protectors against these free radicals that are known to cause cell damage, inflammation, and disease.
Vitamin C is immunity boosting. An essential nutrient for your body that helps to keep your immune system strong and healthy by encouraging the production of white blood cells that help protect the body against infection.
Vitamin C is collagen forming. Collagen production slows down as we age and results in wrinkles and increasingly rough skin. Adequate Vitamin C can help promote the collagen essential for keeping skin smooth and elastic. Aside from the beauty benefits of having healthy skin, it’s also a more effective barrier against disease.
BONUS! Vitamin C is readily available in foods such as citrus fruits, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, brussel sprouts and cauliflower.
Plus, we’ve popped 120mg of Vitamin C in each daily dose of My New Tum™ MULTI.