Why doctor always suggest you take Vitamin C?

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Why does doctor always suggest vitamin C to everyone?

We all know that the role of the vitamin C is to protect against virus, keeps our body cells healthy and maintains healthy skin, blood vessels and bones. The reason why you are recommended to take vitamin C is because vitamin c is an essential vitamin, in other words your body can’t produce it. Besides, vitamin C has many roles that have been linked to health benefits.

Why we need vitamin C?

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Vitamin C is an organic compound and the organic compounds actually contain high elements of carbon and oxygen. Vitamin C is water soluble which can be found in many fruits and vegetables such as orange, kiwi fruit, strawberries, broccoli and spinach.

Vitamin C plays an important role in our body which includes the production of the collagen and some neurotransmitters. It can actually help to metabolize the proteins and its antioxidant activity may reduce the risk of getting cancers. Doctor is suggested daily intake for vitamin  C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. Although we are advised to get vitamin C from foods, many people turn to supplements to meet their needs.

There are 6 scientifically proven benefits of taking Vitamin C supplements. 

1. Reduce high blood pressure

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According to the survey about 8.1 percent of the adult population in Malaysia, or 1.7 million people, have all three risk factors for diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and high blood pressure (codeblue 2020). The high blood pressure can put you at risk of heart disease and lead to death globally. The researchers found that vitamin C may help lower blood pressure for those with or without high blood pressure

In order to prove the results, an analysis of 29 human studies found that taking vitamin C supplement reduces blood pressure by 3.8 mmhg and diastolic blood pressure by 1.5 mmHg on average.

2. Lower your risk of heart disease

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One of the methods to lower risk of getting heart disease is to take more vitamin C. The researchers proved that vitamin C can actually reduce heart disease by an analysis of 9 studies with a total of 293,172 participants. The results showed that those who took at least 700 mg of vitamin C daily had 25% lower risk of heart disease than those who did not take vitamin C supplements.

3. Improve immune system

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One of the biggest reasons that people consume vitamin C is to improve their immune system to become healthier. The facts are actually vitamin C stimulates our body to produce white blood cells known as phagocytes and lymphocytes. These white blood cells are helping our body to protect against viruses and bacteria. Besides, studies also proved that taking vitamin C can actually shorten wound healing time.

4. Improve cognitive ability

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The researchers found that taking vitamin C can improve our brain cognitive ability and have a protective effect on thinking and memory. This is the unexpected benefit to us for improving our thinking, memorizing and analysing ability and preventing dementia which dementia is a term we might be afraid of and used to describe symptoms of poor memorizing and thinking ability.

5. You might drop your weight

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Take vitamin C might drop your weight, the reason hidden behind is vitamin C is actually helps our body to boost the fat metabolism in order to prevent getting weight. Some of you might be wondering about stomach fat, actually it is fatty tissue around or inside the abdominal cavity. By taking vitamin C might help you to control your weight.

6. Improve production of collagen

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Another unexpected benefit of taking vitamin C is improving our body production of collagen. This can help us to decrease wrinkles and also the symptoms and signs of aging. This might be women’s favorite as taking vitamin c can achieve anti agenting which make woman look younger.

There are still many health benefits of taking vitamin C and that’s why doctor always suggest taking vitamin C. If you are wondering which vitamin C supplements are good for your body. Below might be one of your choices. Nova vitamin C Nova-C 500 is a sustained-release Vitamin C that provides the Vitamin C of 10 oranges over the span of 8 hours. It offers prolonged absorption, longer protection and less wastage. With its sustained-release formula, it is also soft on the stomach for those who are sensitive to ascorbic acid.

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