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Vitamin C Health Benefits & Common Questions About Herbs

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Lisa Davis discusses the myriad benefits of vitamin C, which foods are highest in the nutrient, and what can happen if you get too much in your system.
Air Date: 8/13/19
Duration: 24:07
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Vitamin C Health Benefits & Common Questions About Herbs
Are you getting enough vitamin C in your daily regimen?

While a diagnostic deficiency is rare, the benefits of including more of this nutrient in your diet are plentiful. 

  • Stimulates the production of collagen, which is critical for supporting and maintaining skin health.
  • Helps ward off lines and wrinkles and other signs of aging skin.
  • Fights inflammation and helps with wound healing.
  • Is necessary for the production of the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine.
  • Works to breakdown (metabolism) proteins, which aids digestion.
  • Fights free radicals. This vitamin is a potent antioxidant, which means it helps destroy cell-damaging free radicals produced by air pollution, cigarette smoke, excessive sunlight, and metabolism.
Some research is ongoing to discover the role of vitamin C as therapy in cancer patients, and experts are also exploring its possible role in heart health.

In this episode, host Lisa Davis discusses the myriad benefits of vitamin C, which foods are highest in the nutrient, and what can happen if you get too much in your system. She also addresses some common questions about herbs and herbal medicine.

You can also learn more by accessing these articles on NaturallySavvy.com: "Vitamin C Health Benefits Rock" and "Herbal Q&A: Common Questions About Herbs"
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