As an important antioxidant molecule in the brain, vitamin C impacts cognitive health and neurotransmitter synthesis. (6) As a result, low levels of vitamin C mean our psychological function is compromised, impacting our ability to complete daily tasks.
A recent study showed that intravenous supplementation of vitamin C reduced tiredness of subjects in two hours. The effect lasted for one day. (7) In addition to reducing feelings of fatigue, vitamin C is also proven to support a normal energy yielding metabolism, (8) making it a must-have addition to your daily routine.
- Supports Collagen Formation
Vitamin C supports the healing of connective tissues. This nutrient supports collagen formation within our skin, joints, bones, blood vessels and more. (9) Our natural collagen levels decline as we age, which can affect our skin elasticity and joint flexibility. Increasing our vitamin C intake can help to boost our levels of this natural protein.
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Vitamin C Deficiency
According to the NHS, adults need 40mg of vitamin C per day. Without this, you are likely to develop a whole host of symptoms, including:
- Dry skin
- Poor wound healing
- Bleeding gums
- Difficulty fighting off infections
- Joint pain
Our bodies can’t store vitamin C, meaning our daily intake must come from our diet. You can find it in citrus fruits and green vegetables including brussels sprouts and broccoli.
Supplements are a convenient way to support your natural vitamin levels. Myvitamins Vitamin C Powder is a great option which can be added to shakes, drinks and foods. Alternatively, our Multivitamin Gummies are a delicious source of over 10 essential nutrients, with 40mg of vitamin C per gummy.