Benefits of vitamin C for you and your family

Published March 4, 2022

Vitamin C is essential for health and wellbeing for you and your family and ensuring you get enough vitamin C in your diet every day will help your stay healthy.

What is vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin needed for a healthy immune system Unfortunately, your body cannot make vitamin C, so you and your family have to get it in your diet through fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, and green leafy vegetables are all great sources of vitamin C.

What are the benefits of vitamin C?

Vitamin C as an antioxidant

When the dietary intake is adequate, Vitamin C decreases free radical damage to body cells. Free radicals are unstable cells made by the body, which in excess can damage cells and contribute to ageing and disease. Vitamin C also helps recycle other important antioxidants.

Vitamin C for collagen formation

Vitamin C is essential for the formation of collagen. Without vitamin C the triple-helix structure needed to form mature collagen would be compromised, impacting your skin, mucous membranes, blood vessels and bone.

Vitamin C for healthy immune function

Vitamin C is needed for many immune system functions. Having low vitamin C levels may increase your susceptibility to infections.

Vitamin C for the common cold

Vitamin C reduces common cold duration and reduces the severity of common cold symptoms, depending on the dose. The Cenovis® range of vitamin C products provides convenient options for your family:
• Cenovis Vitamin C 250mg chewable tablets are suitable for adults and children over 2 years,
• Cenovis Sugarless C 500mg chewable tablets are suitable for adults and children over 7 years,
• Cenovis Mega C 1000mg chewable tablets are ideal for adults.

Vitamin C for wound healing

Your skin has several essential functions, including acting as a protective barrier against infection. For that protective barrier to work, your body needs vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your skin heal and repair, allowing minor cuts, grazes, scratches and bumps to heal and protect your body from pathogens.

Do you need more vitamin C?

You can get low on vitamin C because you’re not getting enough in your diet, or you have an increased need for vitamin C. Some population groups are more vulnerable to low vitamin C.
These include:
• The elderly
• Those with alcohol use disorder
• People not eating enough vitamin C rich foods due to fussy eating, restrictive diets or allergies.
• People who smoke tobacco products
If you are concerned about your vitamin C intake, speak to a healthcare professional about vitamin C supplementation.

Which vitamin C is right for you?

Cenovis® has a range of vitamin C products for your whole family. Click here to learn more.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

 

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