Vitamin C is a great way to boost your immune system this winter!
This water soluble vitamin is commonly found in citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, and strawberries.
It is also found in many types of vegetables, including peppers, broccoli, tomato, and potatoes.
Needs to be consumed in food for humans. When it’s not consumed, Scurvy is the result.
Sailors in the 1700s started consuming citrus fruits to prevent this, but it was not scientifically proven until the 1930s!
Essential in development of collagen– This includes all tissues and ligaments in our body.
Keeps our skin looking healthy, vibrant, and youthful
Keeps the ligaments that support our joints strong
Can shorten the average cold when taken while sick.
May help fight the Corona virus! (Although needs more research.)
Minimal side effects, although small risk of developing kidney stones.
Affordable– This can cost as little as pennies per dose!
Fun to take– Available in chewables, tablets, capsules, gummies, sprinkles, powders, mixes, and injectable.
Daily recommended dosage:
100mg by mouth every day
Cigarette smokers need a slightly higher dose of Vitamin C, about 130mg/ day.
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