AUTUMN SKIN SOLUTIONS
As the temperature drops, the days get shorter & tans fade we start heading into colder weather AND cold & flu season. SO what can we do about it??
Humans are unique, compared to many of our friends in the animal kingdom, in that we do not produce our own vitamin c, meaning we must consume it in our diets (or if our diet is lacking, via supplementation). But what are the benefits of vitamin c and should you be taking a Vitamin C Supplement?
Vitamin C is an essential part of the skin’s defense system. It’s actively transported to the skin, where it can act as an antioxidant and help strengthen the skin’s barrier. Studies have also shown that taking vitamin C may shorten wound healing time.
Most important of all – Vitamin C is vital for healthy Collagen production. Collagen is found in the skin, as well as muscles & tendons, recent studies suggest that vitamin c supplementation may also aid in repair of muscles & tendons following injury*.
Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do so by protecting our cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. When free radicals accumulate, they can promote a state known as oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic disease states in the body. Vitamin C can also help to reduce the duration of the common cold, as well as providing relief in the severity of symptoms.
White Blood Cells
Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection. Second, vitamin C helps these white blood cells function more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules, such as free radicals.
Available in 30 or 60 film coated tablets. Suitable for vegans.* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204628/