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2 Reasons to Take a Vitamin C Supplement

By Genevieve Cunningham

Supplements can be a good idea. For some people, the people who eat an incredibly healthy diet, supplements may be unnecessary. But for the vast majority, supplements help fill in the gaps in our nutrition. They give us extra vitamins and minerals in places where we're missing out. But besides a good multivitamin, what kind of supplements should we be taking? While asking your doctor for a checkup and recommendations can be a good first step, there are a few safe bets. One very healthy supplement that will likely boost your health is a dose of Vitamin C. If you think that adding this vitamin to your life might be a good idea, take a look at these two reasons to start today. 

For Your Immune System

Vitamin C is really good for the immune system. Doctors agree that consuming adequate amounts of Vitamin C on a regular basis makes your immune system stronger. You'll be better able to fight off illness, and when you do get sick, the duration and severity may be less. We count on the immune system all day every day, and yet we give it very little specific thought. You can certainly add more Vitamin C through your diet -- dark leafy greens and citrus. But a supplement works too! Add a little Vitamin C to your routine, and you'll be giving it more of the attention that it needs.

For Your Skin

Vitamin C promotes cell turnover of the skin. It's not as fast acting or severe as many other skin products, but it very gently helps to remove dead skin cells and grow new skin cells. This means that long-term use may lead to fewer wrinkles, fewer dark spots, and brighter skin. While consuming Vitamin C orally will certainly help your skin, it might be more beneficial to add a topical Vitamin C serum as well. Applying the serum to the skin will bring the results to the skin faster, which means you'll be more comfortable in your skin much more quickly. 

Vitamin C is powerful. If you take too much, it can make you sick. But in the right amounts, it's incredibly beneficial to your ultimate well-being. Ask your doctor for advice, do your research, and add a good Vitamin C supplement to boost your health and keep you feeling your absolute best.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Covina, Calif.

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