What are the benefits of vitamin C?
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, has many benefits for the body. It’s assimilated by the body through food intake. It’s in particular present in abundance in citrus fruit, fruit and vegetables. A daily intake of 75 milligrams is recommended for women and 90 milligrams for men. However, needs may vary from one person to another. If a deficiency occurs, a supplement may be required. This is why here, at YuBoost, we propose several IV therapies that ensure vitamins are rapidly and effectively assimilated directly into the bloodstream. The treatments, carried out by a team of qualified nurses, may be given in your own home, in your workplace or in your hotel room, to offer you the best possible conditions for your infusion.
Benefits for skin and tissue
Vitamin C plays an active role in collagen formation, which promotes skin firmness and elasticity. It helps reduce the signs of skin aging, such as tissue slackening and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, caused by a reduction in collagen production with age. It evens out the complexion and reduces redness, dark circles under the eyes and hyperpigmentation, which often appears in the form of age spots or sun spots. Ascorbic acid is recognized for its antioxidant properties: it helps neutralize free radicals, likely to cause premature aging of the cells.
Vitamin C also plays a vital role in regeneration of connective tissue, such as blood vessels, tendons and ligaments. It also helps scar tissue to form and, in turn, helps wounds heal faster.
Immunity system and energy boost
Vitamin C boosts the body’s immunity defences, by acting on the production of white blood cells and strengthening the skin barrier. It’s often credited with benefits such as speeding up the healing process and controlling infections. It also plays a key role in detoxifying many of the body’s organs, such as the liver and intestines. It has positive effects on reducing fatigue and boosting energy levels, especially during periods of severe physical and mental fatigue, which can be felt in particular during the winter season.
Benefits for preventing and treating some diseases
Ascorbic acid is recognized for its role in preventing iron deficiency, i.e. anaemia, as it promotes the absorption of iron from plant-based food such as vegetables and cereals. Given its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic and immunomodulating influence, several studies have highlighted the benefits of vitamin C in preventing and treating some infections and diseases. This is the case, for example, with pneumonia, septicaemia and Covid-19, provided it’s administered at the onset of the infectious disease. So, in cases of vitamin C deficiency, individuals tend to have a greater risk of infection and are likely to develop more serious symptoms that may lead to hospitalization. Vitamin C can also be used as a support therapy for cancer alongside traditional treatments. It has a significant effect on reducing the side effects related to chemotherapy; at the end of chemotherapy, it also appears to help eliminate cancer cells.