Have you ever wondered why people say to take some vitamin C when you feel like you’re getting sick? Well, hopefully we can shed some light for you.

What is vitamin C?

  • Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin which has antioxidant, anti-atherogenic, anti-carcinogenic properties. This means that it can help prevent the risk of developing heart disease and cancer!
  • Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for the human diet, commonly found in fruits and vegetables

Why take vitamin C?

  • Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which it is removed from the body daily. This means it won’t build up in your body so can be taken as a daily vitamin.
  • Vitamin C can acts as a protective agent against immune system deficiencies
  • Vitamin C can help with a ride range of conditions, including decreasing the severity and duration of the common cold

Where can I get vitamin C from?

  • Vitamin C is naturally found in a large range of fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, and is also found in melons, cherries, kiwi fruits, mangoes, strawberries, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, peppers, peas and potatoes!
  • Additional vitamin C supplements can also be consumed.

Overall, vitamin C can help us perk up from a cold a bit quicker so it might be handy to consume some additional vitamin C, either through more fruits and vegetables or via a supplement, when you start to feel like you’re getting sick.

If you have any questions about how vitamins can be useful for your health book a nutritional medicine appointment with our Naturopath, Katie!