Have you ever wondered why health care practitioners tell you to take your vitamin C? Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, also known as ascorbic acid, and is found in most fruits and vegetables. You can easily get your vitamin C just by eating better. Recommended daily dosage of vitamin C is 40 mg to1000 mg, but some people like smokers need 35 mg more than non-smokers because of its antioxidant benefits. Vitamin C has many advantages for good health including; lowering the risk of certain cancers, lowering cholesterol, improving allergies and immune deficiencies plus much more.
When it comes to skin, vitamin C is known for its strong antioxidant properties, which helps control sun spots, discolorations, wrinkles, and skin sagging. It also encourages the building of new collagen which leads to smoother, plumper skin. Despite its ability to do all these, vitamin C can oxidize very fast, especially when it is exposed to air, becoming unstable. Once it becomes unstable it can’t do its beauty duty and fight free radicals. For this reason, I recommend using a topical stabilized form of vitamin C to help it last longer.
So how do you know if your vitamin C is unstable? The first sign that your vitamin C is non- effective is color change. If your vitamin C turns yellow or dark orange after a few uses, it has oxidized and no longer has the skin nurturing properties. It is the same effect you see in your fruits, if you peel and leave it in open air, it turns yellow-brown because of oxidation.
That’s why it is important to take vitamin C that is stabilized and encapsulated, so it is protected from the air and won’t oxidize. Stabilizing the product will have a longer life ensuring you get the maximum results from the very first time you use it to the very last. It is also important to make sure your vitamin C is free from parabens to prevent clogged pores. Leaving you with the glowing , firm and flawless skin, we all desire.
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