Vitamin C is the single-most-important water-soluble antioxidant in the human body. Aside from supporting immune health, vitamin C is needed to manufacture collagen, the major component of the body’s connective tissue, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bones, and blood vessels. As we age, the body’s production of collagen slows down, which can result in ageing skin, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and many other conditions, including declining cardiovascular health.
Inadequate amounts of vitamin C affect many areas of our body, as it is the building block to healthy cells. Coronary arteries are under more pressure than any other arteries in the body. Without sufficient vitamin C and lysine, minute cracks appear in the body’s collagen, contributing to atherosclerosis or blood clots. Taking high doses of vitamin C and lysine, along with enjoying an active lifestyle and a healthy diet at any age, can help keep you feeling young and healthy.
Vitamin C has also been proven to help strengthen overall immunity. High doses of vitamin C can help prevent illness and lessen the duration and severity of cold and flu symptoms.
Millions of people suffer from osteoarthritis. Without sufficient vitamin C to produce collagen – a major component of cartilage – bone eventually grinds on bone. Collagen aids in the forming and strengthening of cartilage, which can help people suffering from joint stiffness and arthritis.
Many North Americans with healthy teeth lose them due to gum disease. Without adequate amounts of vitamin C to strengthen gums, they become weak and inflamed. Vitamin C is needed in large quantities to produce healthy collagen, which acts as the glue that holds cells together and keeps gums healthy. Without good mortar, bricks fall apart, and the same happens when gums lacking in collagen lose their grip on teeth.
Believe it or not, exercise also contributes to collagen formation. If you are active, you are doing far more good than if you lead a sedentary life. Even walking strengthens collagen, which promotes stronger cartilage and arteries. Exercise contributes to all areas of our health, including fighting stress and supporting overall immune function.
If all this is not enough, beauty experts also tell us that collagen helps keep skin looking youthful by strengthening skin and helping to prevent wrinkles.
If you suffer from any form of heart disease or osteoarthritis or are just interested in preventative measures to stave off these ailments, you might consider supplementing with Medi-C Plus®. This formula contains a high dose of vitamin C and lysine. Start looking at how you can incorporate more vitamin C into your daily life.
Lots of foods in our pantry contain vitamin C and can complement supplementation well. All types of peppers, especially when fresh, as well as broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, and kale; and fruits such as strawberries, cherries, black currants, and kiwi, along with citrus fruits, all have high levels of vitamin C.
Medi-C Plus with high-dose vitamin C and lysine in powder form can be mixed in water, with your morning juice, or in a smoothie. You can also take caplets if you prefer your vitamin C in pill form. If you add Medi-C Plus to your healthy lifestyle and diet, you are doing a world of good to the building blocks of your healthy cells.