3 Key Benefits of Ingesting Vitamin C for Skin Health
Maintaining high levels of vitamin C is crucial for healthy, glowing skin – which is why we included vitamin C amongst the key ingredients in Bend Marine Collagen + Co-Factors.
Vitamin C is a powerhouse nutrient for your skin – but since we can’t make vitamin C in our bodies, supplementation is a great way to ensure we’re getting enough.
How Vitamin C Benefits & Protects Your Skin
- Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. While it doesn’t absorb UV light, its antioxidant activity protects against UV-induced damage caused by free radicals. Basically, it acts as a scavenger, helping to rid our bodies of the damage that can come from environmental stress like pollution.
- Vitamin C is necessary for our bodies to produce collagen. Pre-clinical studies provide strong evidence that vitamin C enhances collagen production and reduces photo-damage including wrinkles and pigmentation.
- Vitamin C is beneficial in wound healing. Pre-clinical studies have also revealed a potential connection between vitamin C supplementation and accelerated bone healing after a fracture. It’s worth noting that Bend Marine Collagen + Co-Factors is authorized by Health Canada to help in wound healing.
Now that we know how great vitamin C is for skin health, how can we ensure we’re getting enough to maintain that glow? Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin c, for example, citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, red and green peppers, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries, brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe, but it is affected by prolonged storage and by cooking. One of the most easily absorbed food sources of vitamin C is acerola fruit, which is found in Central America and Northern parts of South America – and also in our Marine Collagen + Co-Factors. One serving contains 50mg of vitamin C from organic acerola fruit – which is almost the full Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for females aged 19 and older (75mg/day).
There’s no question that consuming enough vitamin C in our diets has incredible benefits for skin health – and taking Marine Collagen + Co-Factors is a wonderful source of high-quality, highly-absorbant vitamin C for our bodies.