Please “C” Me!
We have been taught all our lives to eat our fresh fruits and vegetables for their rich nutrients. There’s no doubt that nature’s bounty contains the essential ingredients for healthy living. One of the most important nutrients found in fruits and vegetables is Vitamin C. This vitamin is vital for the growth and repair of tissues throughout the body, most notably assisting in the production of collagen, an essential protein used to generate and repair skin, tendons, cartilage, ligaments and blood vessels. As such, those at risk for heart disease and degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis can benefit greatly from maintaining healthy levels of vitamin C in their systems.
Vitamin C is a powerful and effective antioxidant. Oxidative stress can negatively affect most any cell in the body, causing premature aging and even DNA damage. This essential vitamin wrangles the free radicals brought on by environmental pollutants and by the poor lifestyle choices we sometimes engage in. Low levels of vitamin C have been linked to increased risks for high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers and atherosclerosis. The potentially deadly condition of atherosclerosis results from a build-up of fatty plaque, sticking to the walls of arteries, restricting blood flaw, damaging blood vessels and increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
How do we increase our intake of vitamin C in our diet? Well luckily, vitamin C is relatively easy to find in the foods we should already be eating. Fresh fruits and vegetables are typically great sources for vitamin C, especially citrus fruits and many green vegetables. Scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency was a critical concern among early sailors, as their diets were many times devoid of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many pirates and sailors suffered through long bouts of depression, lethargy, deteriorating skin, loss of teeth and eventual death as a result of vitamin C deficiency.
Thankfully, we don’t see much scurvy these days! That said, a diet low in vitamin C can nonetheless, cause major health concerns. Convenience is something we all value in our fast-paced, busy lives. After all, fast-food, convenience stores and pizza delivery cater to that concept. It seems like we just don’t have time to plan meals, keep track of our caloric intake, exercise and make sure we’re getting all our vital nutrients in the foods we eat. Of course, if we make health a priority as we should, there’s plenty of time. But even if we are always in a hurry, there are all-natural supplements that can help us make sure we fulfill our nutrient needs, despite our schedule.
A quality multi-vitamin is an excellent start to assuring we receive our daily supply of vitamins and minerals to keep us operating at our best. Vita Logic Daily Extra is an ideal supplement formulated to provide all the necessary vitamins and minerals our bodies need to perform at our best every day. If it’s simply vitamin C supplementation you’re looking for, Vita Logic Bio-C 1000 offers a complete supply of vitamin C, with the added advantage of citrus bioflavonoid for even more antioxidants to ward off those free radicals.
Please “C” me today with supplemental vitamin C and stay healthy. The choices you make today will impact your health tomorrow and beyond.