NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF VITAMIN C
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF VITAMIN C – ZIGIHOW.COM.NG
In the world of Vitamins, Vitamin C remains one of the most important and essential Vitamin to the body.
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Vitamin C known also as L-ascorbic acid remains one of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin nature has ever given to man kind. It can be ingested and also topically applied on the skin.
Vitamin C is derived from fruits (especially citrus fruits) such as orange, which has about 100 – 150 mg of vitamin C which makes it one of the rich source of vitamin C.
Vitamin C when taken as a supplement helps fights heart diseases, battles high blood pressure, helps prevent the risk of iron deficiency, and most importantly boosts the immune system by helping the white blood cells function Effectively better.
Though there have been unproved claims that Vitamin C can prevent cancer and fight eye diseases. Although this claims has not been proven to be true, but asides from that Vitamin C is a must have and Should be a daily supplement intake because of it’s lots of potential benefits to the body.
It is not necessarily a must that we must take Vitamin supplements in order to enjoy it’s benefits, there are alot of fruits that Contains high percentage of vitamin C, we can also consume, Fruits such as:
Oranges >> Contains about 100 – 150 percent of vitamin C
Guava >> Contains about 140 – 126 percent of vitamin C
Kiwis >> Contains about 71 – 79 percent of vitamin C
Lemons >> Contains about 82 – 92 percent of Vitamin C
Papayas (paw paw) Contains about 86 – 97 percent of vitamin C
Pineapples Contains about 27 – 50 percent of Vitamin C
Watermelon Contains 21 percent of vitamin C
VEGETABLE EXTREMELY RICH IN VITAMIN C
Green and red pepper Contains about 100 – 120 percent of Vitamin C
Broccoli Contains about 57 percent of Vitamin C
Potatoes Contains 66 percent Vitamin C
Fresh tomatoes Contains about 28 percent of Vitamin C
VITAMIN C FOR THE SKIN
When it comes to Anti aging Vitamin C is one of the leading Vitamins. L-ascorbic is acid being used in so many Skincare products because of it’s benefits to the skin. Vitamin C when topically applied on the skin helps get rid of age spots, hyperpigmentation (dark spots) wrinkles and repairs damaged skin.
FORMS OF VITAMIN C
Vitamin C come in different forms and varieties.
1. L-ascorbic acid:
This is the most potent form of vitamin C, popularly used in so many Skincare products. The problem is it’s less stable which means it can easily go bad, especially when exposed to the sun or when it stays for a very long time on the shelf. L-ascorbic acid can also cause some minimal irritation to sensitive skins because of it’s acidic nature, so it’s advised to do a patch test before using L-ascorbic acid form of vitamin C.
2. Ascorbyle Palmitate:
This is a form of vitamin C that is more stable compared to L-ascorbic acid. This form of vitamin C is mostly used in oil based skincare products, but not very potent like L-ascorbic acid form of vitamin C, but does the job by fighting aging signs, free radicals, fine lines hyperpigmentation and repairs damaged skin.
3. Ascorbic Glucosamine:
A form of Vitamin C which is water – soluble and it’s mostly used for it’s skin brightening and antioxidant properties.
4. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
This is a Fat – soluble form of Vitamin C, meaning it can dissolve in fats or oils. It’s more stable than other forms of Vitamin C.
5. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
This is the most stable and water-soluble form of Vitamin C, which is very gentle and mild on the skin, causes no irritations, it converts to ascorbic acid when it’s absorbed into the skin. This form of vitamin C is very effective and very potent in combating age spots, fine lines, free radicals because of it’s richness in Antioxidant. It’s also brightens the skin, making it glow, shine and youthful.