Would you believe that vitamin C could firm up your skin within just a few weeks? We’re not talking about vitamin C serums applied to your skin. No. Rather, we’re talking about taking vitamin C as a supplement.
Vitamin C is a critical vitamin for health. It serves as a powerful antioxidant not only helpful to us in fighting infection but also helpful in warding off disease including heart disease and cancer.
But what is also quite remarkable about vitamin C is that it can help to repair damaged skin. Within just a couple weeks of supplementing with vitamin C most people notice a significant improvement in the appearance of their skin.
Here’s how it works…
As we age, our synthesis and maintenance of collagen declines causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Vitamin C can help with collagen not only improving the appearance of skin but also literally improving the skin.
This excerpt taken from LivOn Labs explains what happens to skin with vitamin C supplementation:
Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis and maintenance of collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body. Collagen comprises about 25% to 35% of the total protein content in the body. Its strong, connective, elongated fibrils are found in skin, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the intestines, and the discs between spinal vertebrae. It is also found in the cornea and in muscle tissue.
- Vitamin C helps protect the skin by promoting the production and migration of fibroblasts that support normal wound healing.
- VitaminC protects against skin wrinkles seen in premature aging.
- Increased VitaminC uptake by vascular smooth muscle cells increases the synthesis and maturation of Type I (aka Type 1) collagen. Type I collagen accounts for about 90% of the body’s total collagen content.
- High concentrations of VitaminC stimulate synthesis of Type IV collagen, which has important filtration characteristics in the kidney, the blood-brain barrier, and the arterial lining .
Not all vitamin C is created equal.
One of the absolute best forms of vitamin C is Lipo-Spheric Vitamin C. It is a great form because it is highly bioavailable. Meaning, it is not destroyed in digestion. Second to Lipo-Spheric Vitamin C is Vitamin C in the form of Sodium Ascorbate. While not as absorbable as Lipo-Spheric Vitamin C, it is much more affordable and still impactful in its use.
For more about the wonders of Vitamin C for not only your skin but overall body function and treatment and prevention of disease see: