The Importance of Vitamin C

Whilst vitamin C seems to be known mostly for the support it provides to a healthy immune system, it is also an essential nutrient for the growth and repair of tissues in the body. An essential nutrient means that your body cannot produce it and therefore, we rely on food or supplements to get adequate amounts.
 

Better Health

Vitamin C is integral to our health, helping to support not just immunity but also energy levels and glowing skin. Vitamin C is crucial when it comes to keeping us feeling alert and well as it is one of the most potent antioxidants, meaning it can help to fight free radicals to ward off inflammation and disease. 

Research suggests taking high doses of vitamin C after you start to show cold symptoms has no effect on the duration or severity of the cold itself. Therefore, it is important to regularly take a vitamin C supplement or ensure you are getting adequate amounts through your diet as a preventative.   

Vitamin C can help to improve the absorption of iron as it assists in the conversion of iron that is poorly absorbed (plant-based iron) into a form that is easily absorbed by the body.

Better Skin

Vitamin C is vital in the production of collagen, so a healthy intake will keep skin strong and glowy with a more youthful appearance. 
 

Our Products

All of our juices and smoothies are packed with a variety of micronutrients including vitamin C. Have you tried our delicious Berry Boost and Sweet Citrus juices? Both are bursting with vitamin C, have sweet and tangy flavours making them the perfect pick-me-up or a base for your morning smoothie. 

 

Where Else Can I Get Vitamin C?

Other sources include peppers, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, watercress and red cabbage. Build in colour with a mix of seasonal fruits and vegetables, which are also rich in phytonutrients, for a supercharged immune boost. Half a red pepper will provide you with 100mg of vitamin C, while an 80g serving of broccoli will provide 63mg and 100g of watercress contains 45mg. 

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