Monday, September 17, 2018


Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient founding some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.
The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds health. Also, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.
Vitamin C is often regarded as a wrinkle fighter with anti-aging properties. The main objective of Vitamin C, in scientific terms, is to increase the synthesis of collagen (a structural protein that is found in skin). Vitamin C's skin-health benefits are largely attributed to its benefits in supporting healthy collagen. Collagen works together with elastin to support the skin. It supplies the framework that provides form, firmness, and strength to the skin, while elastin is what gives skin its flexibility.
Also, Vitamin C is related to its capability of countering free radicals which cause damage to the skin. Its potent antioxidant power protects skin from these age-causing free radicals. Vitamin C also helps even out skin tone an improve hydration.
As the synthesis of collagen slows down, Vitamin C provides the most effective way to boost collagen synthesis and slow down aging. The most effective method for replenishing Vitamin C is to directly apply it to the skin. Taking oral forms of Vitamin C will not give your skin the optimal level needed to achieve healthy glowing skin. It can also benefit people with acne or age spots.
Vitamin C, once absorbed into the skin can also help regenerate Vitamin E that has been oxidized. Vitamin E is a potent lipid-soluble antioxidant that is important for preventing oxidative damage in the underlying skin membrane.
The amount of vitamin C you need each day depends on your age. Average daily recommended amounts for different ages are listed below in milligrams (mg).
Life Stage Recommended Amount
Birth to 6 months 40 mg. Infants 7-12 months 50 mg.
Children 1-3 years 15 mg. Children 4-8 years 25 mg. Children 9-13 years 45 mg. Teens 14-18 years (boys) 75 mg.
Teens 14-18 years (girls) 65 mg.
Adults (men) 90 mg.
Adults (women) 75 mg.
Pregnant teens 80 mg.
Pregnant women 85 mg. Breastfeeding teens 115 mg.
Breastfeeding women 120 mg.
If you smoke, add 35 mg to the above values to calculate your total daily recommended amount.
Sky Essentials Triple Clarifying Complex contains three times the Vitamin C and three times the Vitamin E for complete coverage at all skin levels. Vitamin C can also be found in certain oils such as Roship Seed Oil and Seabuckthorn Oil, both of which are great for topical use.
The benefits can be noticed with constant replenishing of Vitamin C to help maintain healthy, younger-looking skin, especially as we get old.
Some foods and beverages that are fortified with vitamin C. To find out if vitamin C has been added to a food product, check the product labels.
The vitamin C content of food may be reduced by prolonged storage and by cooking. Steaming or microwaving may lessen cooking losses. Fortunately, many of the best food sources of vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables, are usually eaten raw.

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