Vitamin C is well known for its immunity boosting powers, but did you know it is a powerful antioxidant? Vitamin C is found in high concentrations in: Bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, oranges, etc. If too high of a dose of vitamin C is taken orally it can cause diarrhea and upset stomach due to the limit of absorption in the gut.
- We are unable to make Vitamin C on our own and require it from our diets. Vitamin C plays an integral part in synthesis of collagen, L-Carnitine and neurotransmitters. It also plays an important role in protein metabolism
- It also helps the absorption of iron, which is why sometimes people taking iron supplements will be advised to take Vitamin C.
- The highest concentration of Vitamin C in the body are in white blood cells, our eyes, adrenal glands and brain.
Why Supplement Vitamin C?
With injections or IVs the concentrations in your blood can reach a higher level to allow Vitamin C to reach anti-oxidative levels.