Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is responsible for the normal growth and preservation of almost all body tissues. It is especially useful with teeth and gums, joints and bones. Antiaging with Vitamin C is possible, because it slows premature aging, and speeds up the healing process in tissues. It helps the body fight toxins, aids in the prevention of the common cold, and in lowering cholesterol.
Smoking and Vitamin C
Smokers should also increase their dosage of vitamin C, as smoking depletes its effects. Also, seniors require a greater need for this vitamin. Fortunately vitamin C is the type of vitamin that is actually quite safe to use. Even in high doses, the body will use exactly what is needed and excrete the excess.
A Diet Lacking in Vitamin C Can Result in:
- Pre-mature aging
- Decreased resistance to infection
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen and painful joints
- Sluggish healing of wounds
Foods that Contain Vitamin C Include:
- Oranges and other citrus fruits,
- Green leafy vegetables,
- Berries, and
The Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin C:
Adults: 50 to 75 mg.
Children 30 to 50 mg.