It is not too good to be true; vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid!) has always been generally regarded as an all-purpose vitamin, and it is helpful for your body in terms of providing energy and boosting your immune system. Best of all, it shows most visibly through your skin.
Vitamin C, you see, is a water-soluble antioxidant which fights cell disruption and damage. The body uses it to maintain the balance of healthy cells and those that may be harmful like viruses and bacteria.
Studies have shown that collagen, one of the major connective tissue components that gives our skin its strength, is better produced and replenished when there is a good amount of vitamin C around. This is because it provides necessary enzymes that promote better structure, strength and vitality, resulting in healthier skin that positively glows.
Without healthy collagen, stress on the skin would break down and hinder the skin's natural repair process. The body’s first line of defense would be to trigger inflammation to put a stop to this, and these can show up as lines, wrinkles, loose skin or even acne. Being an antioxidant, vitamin C reduces free radical damage and repairs the skin over time.
A good example of this is sunburn, which is the skin trying to prevent further damage by creating an inflammatory response to UV and prolonged heat exposure. Antioxidants not only help to shore up supply for strong skin, but also help it to hold out against photo ageing and heat damage across the surface.
For added bonus, vitamin C has even been shown to have anti-carcinogenic properties, preventing skin cancer.
While it is important to get enough vitamin C in your body throughout the day, this may prove to be a challenge because it is highest in fruits, especially highly acidic foods like oranges, grapefruits and other citrus. As a water-soluble nutrient, it is also not stored in the body for very long and what the body doesn’t use is essentially lost or collects in your body causing discomfort.
Instead of eating a whole fruit every other hour to make sure you have enough, Bio C contains the equivalent of several oranges in just one tablet. It is also formulated to release it slowly over an 8-hour period to make sure that your body has a steady supply so that any wastage is minimised.
Perfect for people with busy, stressful lifestyles – Bio C not only keeps you topped up on the all-rounder body, there are other plant nutrients included so that it is closer to the natural spectrum of nutrients found in whole fruits. This ups its effectiveness over other conventional vitamin C isolated supplements.
A constant companion to any health and skincare routine, Bio C is all natural and convenient for your every day!