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What does Vitamin C Do? 

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that works as an antioxidant in the body. These antioxidants protect the body from cells' damage that is caused by free radicals. Oxidative stress is harmful to the body and antioxidants help in stabilising free radicals caused by oxidative stress. To know more about free radicals and the role of antioxidants, check post,'Oxidative Stress, and Its Remedies'.

Why You Should Care about Vitamin C in Your Diet:

Vitamin C plays a vital role in the development and repairing of body tissues. It's multifarious health and beauty benefits that one should know. It produces a protein that makes skin, tendon and blood vessels. Many beauty brands found incredible benefits of  Vitamin C for skin and hair; these brands are now adding Vitamin C in its various products. Also, it's an important source of major body functions.

Top 3 Vitamin C Benefits:

Vitamin C has so many benefits for skin, hair, and health. Below are the three main benefits that one can get from Vitamin C.

#1 Vitamin C Benefits for Skin:

Fades Face Scars: 

Antioxidants in Vitamin C help in repairing damaged skin cells. Vitamin C helps in fading acne scars and improves uneven skin tone caused by UVA and UVB damage.

Reduces Wrinkles' Appearance:

Vitamin C boosts the production of collagen that helps in improving skin elasticity and waning fine lines. For youthful skin and preventing wrinkles, taking Vitamin C in the diet and applying a cream, serum, or toner having vitamin C in it helps a lot. 

Helps in Skin Whitening:

Vitamin C helps in skin whitening by inhibiting the production of tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is an enzyme that encourages the production of melanin pigments. When Vitamin C inhibits the production of tyrosinase then it lowers the production of melanin. The fewer melanin, the fairer the complexion.

#2 Vitamin C Benefits for Hair:

Improves Hair Growth:

Hair loss is linked with a lower level of iron in the body. Vitamin C helps the body to absorb iron; encourages hair growth.

Improves Hair Quality:

Vitamin C in the body produces a protein that is called collagen. Collagens improve hair quality and give smooth hair texture.

#3 Vitamin C Benefits for Health:

Helps in Weight Loss:

After exercise or any activities, those having a higher level of Vitamin C in the body oxidise 30% more fat than those having a lower level of Vitamin C. Thus if one has difficulty in burning fat then he/she can take more Vitamin C in the diet to aid the process of weight loss.

Improves Immune System:

Since Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants so its main purpose is to safeguard the body from free radicals. Free radicals in the body can develop serious health conditions. Deficiency in Vitamin C gives impaired immunity and one can become more susceptible to maladies like heart disease, cancer, and early aging.

Helps in Lowering Blood Pressure:

Vitamin C can help in lowering blood pressure. According to scientists from the Hopkins University of Medicine, taking Vitamin C in the diet can lower blood pressure to some extent. For this, one needs to take a higher dose of Vitamin C up to 500 mg per day. Vitamin C also removes excess fluid from the body that reduces the stress within blood vessels.

Reduces the Risk of Chronic Disease:

According to the studies, a lower level of Vitamin C in the body results in long term diseases. Those who take sufficient Vitamin C per day are not at risk of many chronic diseases like eye diseases, neurodegenerative conditions, etc.

Helps in Lowering the Risk of Developing Heart disease:

There are some risk factors that cause heart diseases. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, low good (HDL) cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Vitamin C fights with these risk factors and lowers the chances of developing heart disease. According to nine studies, those having a Vitamin C intake of 700 mg per day have a 25% lesser chance of developing heart disease than those who don't take.

Vitamin C helps in Lowering the Risk of Memory Loss:

Vitamin C is good at protecting memory. According to some studies, taking recommended Vitamin C dose daily protects memory as one aged. Also, dementia is developed in people having a lower level of Vitamin C in the blood.

Improve Iron Absorption is the Body:

One of the Vitamin C Benefits is to improve iron absorption in the body. It holds non-heme iron (found in plant-based foods) and stores in the form that is easily absorbed by the body. 
Those having a lower level of iron in the body can take foods high in iron with Vitamin C supplements or foods to increase its absorption.

Foods having Vitamin C:

Following are the good sources of Vitamin C:
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Guavas
  • Papayas
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes
  • Bell peppers

Daily Intake of Vitamin C:

For adults, it's recommended to take 40 mg of Vitamin C per day. Don't take more than 1000 mg Vitamin C per day as it can be harmful. It's advisable to take daily Vitamin C from a varied and balanced diet. It can't be stored in the body so one needs to take it on daily basis.

The Best Vitamin C to Take:

There is a variety of Vitamin C supplements available in the market. For the best Vitamin C, check the post.' The Best Vitamin C Supplement'.


Every human is different. It's not 100% guaranteed that every product/supplement suits everyone or everyone has a similar treatment result. Don't take any supplements without reading the information on the leaflet or without consulting a doctor.

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  1. I definitely get LOADS of vitamin C in my diet and I 100% see the benefits! :)

  2. Of all the vitamins, I believe that I'm best with getting enough Vitamin C and don't need any additional supplements. It's such an important vitamin!

  3. Vitamin C has an all around benefit for your body, inside and out. I really enjoyed learning more about it in your post.

  4. This is the time of year I really start our family on daily Vitamin C. I was not aware of its benefits for the skin and hair.

  5. These are all excellent tips to boost your intake of vitamin C! I up my intake every time i feel like i might be getting sick ...and it works

  6. Vitamin C has so many benefits for the body. I always make sure I’m getting enough in my diet.

  7. Kristine Nicole Alessandra9 October 2019 at 00:15

    Vitamin C is the only vitamin supplement that I take religiously. It does help build up my immunity to illness. I also noticed how good it is for my skin!

  8. Vitamin C has a lots of health benefits but these top 3 benefits are really beneficial for everybody.We should take vitamin C everyday throughout our daily meal.

  9. I know after 9 months of no sun I feel pretty depressed. Vit. C can have a pretty big impact.

  10. Vitamin C is really helpful for the immune system! Also, it's good for the skin. I hope I can eat more fruits rich in Vit C.

  11. i had no idea there were so many benefits i knew about immunity but wow what a long list. thank you.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  12. Hhhhmmmm....alright then. If you say so about boosting my immune system, I can try it out.

  13. i do agree with this. i bought a lot of vitamin c. and it really helps me to stay away from sickness. :)

    cha @

  14. This has reminded me that I should get more Vitamin C. I get a bit, but not nearly enough.

  15. I so agree. Vitamin is one of the needed vitamins of our body. I take this along with Vitamin B for my nerves.

  16. Thanks for the reminder, we all should take care of our bodies and vitamin C has so many benefits to help with that.

  17. Vitamin C is indeed such an important element for the body and we should take it as much as possible from foods. We should aim of eating vegetables high in vitamin C at least once a day.

  18. Hmm, apparently I need to add more vitamin C to my diet. Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Vitamin c is so important I love getting more in my diet and also my skincare too! Great post

  20. I didn't know that this particular vitamine is also good for skin and hair. Seems I need to apply it more often! Thanks for sharing this useful information. :)

  21. I knew that Vitamin C is important but I had no idea it does all of that, wow!!! I should pay more attention to it.

  22. I always knew to take vitamin C to stay healthy...but, never knew the other uses for it. Thanks for sharing!

  23. I've always used Vitamin C to help fight colds, but I never realized it could also help my hair and skin. Looks like I need to up my intake.

  24. Thanks fo sharing all the benefits of vitamin C. I knew that it was good for skin, so glad I got learn about other benefits.

  25. It's really important to take Vitamin C, especially during autumn and winter. I'm taking every day.

  26. Vitamin C is so important and I look forward to my daily dose of orange juice for a kick start to the day

  27. Great post, thank you. I never knew Vitamin C had skin benefits!

  28. I've only come to realize the great skin and hair benefits of Vitamin C and now I am so happy. I think as you get older, you begin to pay attention to these things, and I wish I did it much earlier.

  29. These are really great tips. I'll definitely bookmark this one. I never knew this much benefits of vitamin c. Thanks for sharing

  30. wow they is so many benefits of vitamin c! i love using it in my skincare routine!

  31. Vitamin C has so many benefits for the entire body. Without it we wouldn't be able to function properly. It's great to take it as much as you can from fruits and vegetables.

  32. I try to have Vitamin C in my diet often to not get sick. Vitamin C is the natural medicine for my immune system to strengthen and protect my bodies from viruses.

  33. Oh, I agree with these! I take Vit C and eat fruits rich in vitamin c and I can attest that it truly is beneficial. I rarely get flu or colds and my skin is also clear. THanks for the info.

  34. Yes! I love me some vitamin C! It's probably the one vit I get easily. My hair and nails seem to be growing great so I must be doing something right! Thanks for this!

  35. I always eat Vitamin C rich foods! It's really good for the skin and also it's a great antioxidant! It's beneficial for health.

  36. My dermatologist introduced me to a vitamin C + ferulic serum. It is pricey but it is the most effective product that I have ever used on my face. Also, big thank you for the recommended daily dosage of Vitamin C - I need to be better about taking my vitamins.

  37. Vitamin C is so good for you ♡. And there are tons of delish ways to get it in your diet too. Yay! Thanks a ton for sharing 😊

  38. Our physician also recommended Vitamin C for my father for his heart disease and it really works and my father now feels far better.

  39. I’ve definitely tried to put more vitamin C into our diets. Especially, right now since it’s flu season. I’m debating about getting some vitamin C tablets.

  40. Kristine Nicole Alessandra20 October 2019 at 19:21

    I always take vitamin C supplements. I choose the non-acidic kind (Sodium Ascorbate). It really helps build immunity and together with zinc supplements, I am strong enough to ward off common illnesses.

  41. i agree with vitamin c and its benefits. :) i use it and ive never been so sick ever since... thanks to vitamin c for improving my immune system. :)

    cha @

  42. I had no idea Vitamin C had so many benefits! I'm going to get some more now!!

  43. great suggestions. vitamins have a lot of benefits! i take so many extra vits i will have to share with others.


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