Vitamin C and its Many Benefits

With cold and flu season nearly upon us, you will more than likely be hearing a lot about Vitamin C and how large doses can energize the immune system. While this is most certainly the case, it is a lesser-known fact that Vitamin C has other equally important benefits.

For example, Vitamin C can help speed up the healing process for wounds that heal slowly. Many surgeons prescribe Vitamin C after surgery to promote healing and reduce the risk of infection.

As a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C protects cells against oxidative damage caused by free radicals, which aids in preventing chronic illness.

Vitamin C also helps promote collagen production which can help to ease pain associated with swollen joints and lead to healthier-looking skin. It has also been proven that many older adults lose their teeth due to weakened gums, the result of insufficient Vitamin C.

When you consider that 14 percent of North Americans are Vitamin C deficient, it makes a strong case for consulting your physician if you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above.

Stay in Touch by Subscribing To Our Newsletter

Stay in touch with us and save on select products: By filling out this form you are giving us permission to contact you via email and send you our Orchard Health Foods newsletter, containing useful information around health foods and nutritional supplements. Some of our newsletters may contain a link to the current flyer and/or coupon for in-store rebates and specials. By submitting this form, you are granting Orchard Health Foods, 10 Keith Ave, Unit 202, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 0W5, orchardhealthfoods.com, permission to email you. You can revoke permission at any time using the SafeUnsubscribe (TM) link, found at the bottom of every email. The newsletter emails are serviced by a third party provider, Constant Contact.

You have Successfully Subscribed!