Author; from the experts at Body Science®
Coming out of the colder season, many people will start to slow down or lay off on supplementing with Vitamin C. But making sure you are getting a good dose of Vitamin C all year round provides loads of health benefits and could be the support your immune system needs.
Here are our reasons why you should have a little extra Vitamin C in your diet.
Exercise, especially high frequency and intensity can create oxidative stress within the body, which is why athletes are commonly recommended to eat a diet high in antioxidants. This helps the body to help fight free radicals and repair cell damage. Vitamin C increases blood antioxidant levels, helping the body to reduce inflammation and help you recover from sessions. Everyone can benefit from the extra antioxidant boost of Vitamin C and recover faster.
Vitamin C is an amazing mood booster! A cofactor required to synthesize serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine which are specific neurotransmitters linked to positive moods.
Vitamin C supplements can also assist the body to absorb and utilise iron, especially plant-based sources that are not as readily absorbable, this reduces the likeliness of iron deficiency. Low Iron has been said to affect mood and cause fatigue and mood swings.
One of the more commonly known benefits, Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that supports your immune system and strengthens natural defences by protecting cells from toxic free radicals that when accumulated create oxidative stress linked to various chronic diseases.
Our favourite way to sneak some extra Vit C into our day is our Clean Tea TX100. A single-serve contains 187% of the RDI of Vitamin C!