What You May Not Know About Vitamin C (And Where You Can Get More Of It)

Jan 16, 2024
What You May Not Know About Vitamin C (And Where You Can Get More Of It)
Nutrients such as vitamin C do a lot of things for your body, even more than you may realize. We review why getting enough vitamin C is so important and how to supplement your intake here.

Vitamin C has long been praised for its many health benefits from improving heart health to boosting immunity function to bolstering iron absorption. Your body also needs this essential nutrient for tissue growth, development, and repair in addition to its antioxidant properties that protect your cells from unstable molecules.

The human body can’t produce vitamin C on its own and can only get it from diet and supplements. Because of that, our team of health experts at Atlas Health Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, wants you to further understand why getting enough of this vitamin is so important and how we can help to supplement your intake of it.

The benefits of vitamin C

Because vitamin C is an antioxidant, it can help to reduce bodily inflammation and lower your risk of developing certain diseases such as various cancers. Vitamin C is also a vital part of collagen production, the main component of connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments.

In addition to all these things, vitamin C can also do the following for your body:

  • Enhance wound healing
  • Prevent gout attacks
  • Reduce risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration
  • Improve symptoms of diabetes
  • Treat iron-deficiency anemia
  • Manage asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Prevent complications from the common cold
  • Boost brain health


Because vitamin C helps with collagen production, it can also help to reduce the signs of aging in your skin.

How to boost your vitamin C intake

Adults are advised to take about 75-90 mg of vitamin C each day; however, your body is able to tolerate up to 2,000 mg. It’s important to note, though, that taking over 1,000 mg of this nutrient every day doesn’t provide any extra benefit since your body starts to eliminate it at this threshold.

One of the best ways to get vitamin C is through eating a large variety of fruits and vegetables such as: 

  • Red and green peppers
  • Oranges and other citrus fruits
  • Cantaloupe
  • Grapefruit 
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Strawberries  
  • Spinach and other green leafy vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Green peas

Many of these foods can lose vitamin C content through the process of cooking, so it's typically best to eat them raw in order to get the most nutritional value.

You can also buy vitamin C nutritional supplements at your local drugstore. They’re usually available in capsule, tablet, or gummy form. We also offer nutraceuticals — pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements — at Atlas Health Institute, which may be more effective than over-the-counter dietary supplements.

If you need an extra boost of vitamin C quickly, we also offer nutrition injections and intravenous (IV) therapy

To boost your vitamin C levels for optimal health and wellness, contact our team to set up an appointment for nutrient supplementation. Simply call our office at 702-778-5900 or book online today.