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The Importance of Vitamin C

The Importance of Vitamin C


You may consider the orange to be the iconic fruit when it comes to Vitamin C, but in reality, there are many other foods that contain a greater number of milligrams of the nutrient when compared side by side. For example, when compared to the nearly 70 milligrams of vitamin C in an orange, chili peppers have 107.8 mg, red peppers have a whopping 190 mg, kale has 90.4 mg. in a single cup, and broccoli has 132 mg, according to Health.com.

Vitamin C is a naturally-occurring ascorbic acid, which is found in fruits and vegetables. Since the body doesn't produce it on its own, daily intake is important for health and wellness. The vitamin has a long list of benefits and has been proven to help prevent illness, boost the immune system, help absorb iron, and even aid in the prevention of wrinkles, according to an article from Web MD. This second short article from Web MD also says the nutrient helps to prevent the damage caused by free radicals, toxins, and pollutants, and also helps to heal wounds and promote heart health. Vitamin C is also essential for the body's collagen production, which is necessary for healthy tissue growth and repair.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that the majority of multivitamin supplements contain Vitamin C, and that you can also find it as a standalone supplement. NIH points out that there are various forms of Vitamin C in addition to ascorbic acid, such as sodium ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, mineral ascorbates, and ascorbic acid with bioflavonoids, and that all forms seem to be of equal value.

To help promote your health and wellness, Wonder Labs features several Vitamin C supplements, including: