Benefits of Your Daily “C”

Your daily dose of vitamin C is known to help strengthen your immune system but it actually does more than you know .

First off, it may not be the cure to the common cold but it can help shorten it according to Discovery Health. It can also reduce the severity of cold symptoms. While many think it prevents the common cold, studies have not proven this.

It can also be great for treating allergies. Studies have shown it reduce histamine levels..acting as a natural antihistamine.

When it comes to beauty , your  daily C  gives you a boost of another “C”; collagen. Vitamin C is important when it comes to collagen production which helps prevent wrinkling and helps wounds heal faster.  If you’ve had a long day in the sun, Vitamin C is said to also prevent free-radical damage from your UV exposure.

For long term health, vitamin C is necessary when it comes to cancer prevention. It prevents certain compounds which cause cancer from forming in your body.  It has also been shown to reduce the risk of getting different types of cancer. While it doesn’t directly attack cancer, it helps keep the first line of defense (the immune system) strong in order to battle the disease. The antioxidants in vitamin C also help prevent cataracts.

So daily dose  has been doing more than they give it credit for.

Pick up a bottle of vitamin C at your local pharmacy or drugstore.