Vitamin C helps fight arthritis

October 29, 2019

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it is not easy for your body to store it. You must obtain essential ingredients from food, including citrus fruits, oranges, lemons, broccoli and tomatoes.

The tissues of all parts of your body need vitamin C to grow and repair. It helps the body make collagen and important proteins for the production of skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed to heal wounds and repair and maintain bones and teeth. It also helps the body absorb iron from non-heme sources.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, along with vitamin E, beta-carotene and many other phytonutrients. Antioxidants are substances that prevent free radicals from damaging DNA and causing damage to the body. The accumulation and destruction of free radicals may harm the aging process and health conditions, such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Evidence shows that many people may have low levels of vitamin C. For example, smoking reduces the vitamin C in the body, so smokers need vitamin C supplementation more.

Symptoms of vitamin C deficiency include dry and split hair; gingivitis and bleeding gums; rough, dry, scaly skin; wounds are difficult to heal and easy to bruise; nosebleeds and easy infections. Severe vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy .

ANS uses natural vitamin C

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