Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that your body is unable to store, therefore we are all encouraged to digest lots of Vitamin C each and everyday!
Why do we need it?
Your body needs daily Vitamin.C as it is required for the growth and repair of all of your bodily tissues. If you have ever had an injury to your joints or tendons or even a cut to the skin, your body will have had to utilise important Vitamin.C for your repair. With this in mind, we should all aim to get enough daily Vitamin.C to allow our bodies to function at the highest level, whilst also retaining the ability to recover quickly when necessary.
If you give your body enough daily Vitamin C, you are likely to feel revitalised and should also find maintaining your general health alot easier as vitamin C offers a boost to the immune system and is a powerful antioxidant! You should also find it easier to build muscle due to vitamin c's ability to boost growth and recovery, but also because it improves your ability to absorb iron. The extra Iron which you will intake is widely utilized for muscle health!
So where can you get it?
As Vitamin C isn't made or stored by the body then food and supplements are your only source. Vitamin C can be found in fruits such as Oranges and Strawberries and in green vegetables like Broccoli. You can also get all the vitamin C you need for the day from one serving of Pure Vitamin C. If your diet isn't great every single day then there will inevitably be days when you don't get the Vitamin C you need, therefore having supplements to hand is always a good idea.
Signs of Deficiency
if you have a diet which is high in processed foods and rarely eat fruit or vegetables then you may well have a vitamin C deficiency. Common signs include bleeding gums, tiredness , bone pain and also joint pain. You might also notice that wounds don’t heal quickly or they reopen after they have appeared to have healed.
Is it possible to take too much?
Vitamin C is considered to be a safe supplement because your body has the ability to get rid of any excess that it does not use. However, if you consume more than 2,000 mg a day, it can cause diarrhea and gas. If you ever experience these side effects, we recommend that you consume less vitamin C as symptoms will cease once you do.
Here's a quick guide to Vitamin C levels
Pure Vitamin C (One serving) - 1000mg
Spinach (100g) - 28.1 mg
Broccoli (100g) - 89.2 mg
Strawberries (100g) - 58.8 mg
Oranges (100g) - 53.2 mg