Benefits of vitamin C

According to some experts, vitamin-C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. This vitamin serves as a protection against immune system deficiencies, cardio-vascular disease, pre-natal health problem, eye problem and even skin wrinkling. Besides these there are a number of benefits that are associated with vitamin-C.Reducing the cold: According to a number of scientific researches, it has been proved that vitamin-C has the capacity to reduce the power of cold symptoms, acting as a natural antihistamine. It can also decrease the histamine intensity. By providing the body immune an important nutrient, vitamin-C has the capacity to curtail the duration of cold.

Wound healing: Healing of wound is another effective remedy of vitamin C. From cuts and bruises to bone fractures, burns and surgical wounds, vitamin C is associated in speedy and better recovery of the same if taken orally.

Protection from sun: Vitamin C can protect the skin from free radical damage when it is exposed to the ultra violet rays of the sun by applying it topically.

Protection from cataract: Cataract is a clouding that forms in the crystalline lens of the eye, changeable in degree from slight to complete cloudiness and blocking the passage of light. The lens of the eye needs a lot of vitamin C to counteract all the radicals that form when sunlight enters the eye. Vitamin C is concentrated in the lens. The more vitamin C the body has, the easier it becomes for the lens to counteract the same.

Protection from asthma: Asthmatics need higher concentrates of vitamin C because of its anti-oxidant function in lungs and airways. Asthmatic patients have great requirements of ascorbic acid, which is present in vitamin C to counteract and reduce asthmatic indications thereby lessening body’s histamine production, which leads to inflammation.

Fighting Diabetes: Vitamin C helps in regulating blood sugar levels. Like glucose, vitamin-C cannot work, unless it is inside the body cell. In diabetic patients, glucose fills up the cells thereby there are very fewer chances of vitamin-C to move inside and fight the disease. Supplements of vitamin-C can compel its way into the body cells and can give defense against a number of problems from diabetes.

Fighting cancer: Vitamin C is known to fight cancer. Since vitamin C is an antioxidant, it causes a protection of the body from free radicals, which may cause cancer. It supports the immune system of the body; hence, it acts as the first line of defense against the disease. Vitamin C helps in keeping the body immune system nourished so that it can fight the disease.

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