Vitamin C and Your Skin

Vitamin C and skincare

3 ways that Vitamin C supports healthy skin


*it’s awell known antioxidant, that helps keep chemical reactions in our body in check thereby reducing excessive activity from free radicals and preventing undue damage to cells

*as an antioxidant Vitamin C is able to transform iron into a state that is more readily available for absorption in the intestine, improving blood health which improves the ability of blood to deliver nutrients throughout the body and remove and transport wastes throughout the body

*Vitamin C is required for collagen production and collagen is quite literally the structural framework that holds are skin, and bones together.  It is significant to skincare because a healthy production of collagen provides the elasticity and form to the skin that gives it a youthful plump and taught look.


Food Sources


Most people think of citrus when looking for food sources of Vitamin C, which is true, the citrus fruits listed are good sources of Vitamin C but there are other highly rated sources in both the non-citrus fruit category and vegetables.  The following foods are considered nutrient dense and excellent sources of Vitamin C.


Papaya, cruciferous family (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy), strawberries, raspberies, blueberries, pineapple, oranges, kiwi, cantaloupe, grapefruit, parsley, leafy greens (kale, turnip greens, beet greens, swiss chard, collard greens),  sea vegtables, lemons/limes, and many others.


Other Sources


If I want to boost my intake with non-food sources I use Natural Factors Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate 1000 mg