Vitamin C

Focus On Vitamins!

Vitamin “C”

What is it?

Vitamin C is a water~soluble Vitamin, which means it is a Vitamin that is needed by our bodies daily. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of Iron.

How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?

Vitamin C is responsible for making Collagen, which forms the basis for Bones & Teeth. Vitamin C also plays an important role in adrenal hormones. Most people know to take it at the sign of a cold~ It supports a healthy immune & nervous system, speeds in the healing wounds & acts as an antioxidant to help prevent disease. It’s active involvement in antibody production & white blood cell function is critical. Vitamin C is an Anti~oxidant that fights high cholesterol & aids in thyroxin synthesis (which regulates our metabolism).

What are the Best Vegan Sources?

The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin C are: Black Currants, Raw Red Peppers, Oranges & Orange Juice, Grapefruit, Kohlrabi, Papaya, Lemons, Strawberries, Kiwi, Cantaloupe, Broccoli, Mangoes, Kale, Brussels Sprouts, HoneyDew Melon, Raspberries, Cauliflower, Tangerines, Pineapples, Cabbage, Spinach, WaterCress.

*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!

Signs of Deficiency:

Signs of Deficiency can include bruising easily, anemia, nose bleeds, being prone to infection, tiredness, paleness, slow healing, scurvy, muscles weakness, swollen gums, loss of teeth, depression. (smoking, aspirin, alcohol, estrogen & antibiotics raise your bodies requirements)

Signs of Toxicity:

Signs can include diarrhea, stomach cramps & skin rashes.

Complementary & Incompatible Pairing’s:

Including Iron with Vitamin C will aid in the absorption of both.

Risks:

Large doses can cause kidney stone in kidney sufferers.

Here’s to you being You.Naturally.

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