I believe Vitamin C can fix everything

Two weeks ago, I was up all night with my son giving him nebulizer treatments for what I thought was his asthma. The first thing the next morning, I made sure to call the doctor's office for a visit. He thought Brady had a virus running its course, so he swabbed him for the flu and COVID. It came back positive that he had the flu. Immediately I knew I was the next victim after all the coughing he did in my face that initial night.

Of course, a few days later, I came down with the same symptoms. I was lucky enough to test positive for strep throat too! Feeling much better this week I have been forcing Vitamin C down everyone's throats to feel great for Spring Break this coming week. Vitamin C is great for many things so if you are not using it every day, keep on reading.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential vitamin, meaning your body cannot produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits. It is water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your body’s natural defenses. Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do so by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals.

Vitamin C supplements can help improve the absorption of iron from the diet. Vitamin C assists in converting iron that is poorly absorbed, such as plant-based sources of iron, into a form that is easier to absorb. This is especially useful for people on a meat-free diet, as meat is a major source of iron.

One of the main reasons people take vitamin C supplements is to boost their immunity, as vitamin C is involved in many parts of the immune system. First, vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection. Second, vitamin C helps these white blood cells function more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules, such as free radicals. Third, vitamin C is an essential part of the skin’s defense system. It’s actively transported to the skin, where it can act as an antioxidant and help strengthen the skin’s barriers.

How does it benefit your skin?

  • Make collagen, used to keep skin youthful and plump.

  • Heal wounds.

  • Maintain and repair damaged skin and cartilage.

  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Brighten up the complexion.

  • Even skin tone.

  • Reduce the appearance of dark spots.

  • Prevent premature aging.

You should be using Vitamin C in your daily skincare routine. Below are some of my favorite Vitamin C serums:

Dermalogica Bio-Lumin C Serum

Obagi Professional C Serum

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh

Vitamin C can have a tacky feeling so do your best not to use too much. A little goes a long way and it can be pricey. I promise it is worth the money. Vitamin C has helped my skin so much! My age spots are lighter, my overall skin tone is brighter, and I swear it even helped with my breakouts. I feel fresh when I apply it each morning before I apply my remaining products and makeup.

I also use the Vitamin C Airborne tablets each day in my water. I feel like a million bucks each day as I fuel my immune system. The bottom line is, Vitamin C has endless benefits and I hope you take a chance on it and begin using it yourself. You won't regret it.

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