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