The Health Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is often used to treat or prevent the common cold. Many of us tend to increase our vitamin C intake during the winter cold and flu season, either through our diet or by taking vitamin supplements. This is vitally important, because unlike most mammals, humans cannot produce and store vitamin C on their own—we have to acquire it from external sources—and there are severe side effects of vitamin C deficiency!
Due to its super-rich antioxidant function, along with the ability to stimulate both white blood cells and iron production in the body, vitamin C has been proven to be essential in boosting the immune system as it prepares to fight off those common illnesses that can try to attack us on an almost daily basis.
Super immune system support is essential, but a vitamin C rich diet has the power to do so much more!
Unfortunately, as we age we become vulnerable to heart disease. The good news is that several clinical trials have linked high levels of vitamin C intake with a decrease in the risk of developing coronary heart disease (a narrowing of the arteries)—consequently lowering the risk of a heart attack. This decreased risk has proven to be particularly prevalent in people suffering from diabetes when they take higher levels of vitamin C.
Cataracts can be another major risk factor for older adults. With the stress that we subject our eyes to on a daily basis, via computer use, television viewing, etc., it is imperative that we do all we can to keep them functioning at their peak for as long as possible. Vitamin C helps slow down the process of cataract formation, allowing us to see with clarity and focus for years to come.
According to the National Institutes of Health:
Vitamin C is necessary for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is used to:
• Form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels
• Heal wounds and form scar tissue
• Repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth
Vitamin C deficiency can create a whole host of skin, hair, cartilage and bone related issues. At the same time, having enough vitamin C can help to improve the look and feel of your skin!
As you can see, getting enough vitamin C from your diet or through supplements is important for the overall health of your body. From preventing serious cardiovascular diseases, to making sure your skin and hair are strong and healthy, vitamin C has the power to keep us in good health, even as we age.
With seven times the vitamin C in oranges, gram-for-gram, Dead Sea Moringa provides the nutrients that YOU need to keep your body strong and healthy inside and out.
Who Are We?
Dead Sea Moringa is a partnership between the evangelical community and the nation of Israel. The primary goal of Dead Sea Moringa is to produce employment, income, and revenue for humanitarian aid projects throughout Israel. Dead Sea Moringa has also recently partnered with an organization in Togo, Africa to oversee the cultivation and harvesting of Moringa, as well as its distribution to malnourished children in that region.