Feb 28, 2024, 06:20 PM IST

8 health benefits of Vitamin C for women

Khushi Patel

Boosts Immune Function

Eating a diet heavy in processed foods, sweets, harmful fats, and calories can cause weight gain and obesity

Encourages the Synthesis of Collagen

Collagen is a protein that gives the skin, blood vessels, and joints flexibility and structure. Vitamin C is necessary for the synthesis of collagen, for healthy skin and wound healing, and for maintaining joint flexibility

Mitigates Oxidative Stress

Vitamin C, being an antioxidant, aids in the body's defence against damaging free radicals, thereby mitigating oxidative stress and decreasing the likelihood of chronic illnesses including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease

Boosts Iron Absorption

Iron that is not heme (found in plant-based foods) is better absorbed from the diet when vitamin C is present. Since iron deficiency is frequent, especially during menstruation, pregnancy, and lactation, this is especially advantageous for women

Supports Cardiovascular Health

Promotes the generation of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and promotes normal blood pressure levels, vitamin C aids in the maintenance of the health of arteries and blood vessels

Lower Chance of Chronic Diseases

Research has linked adequate vitamin C intake to a lower chance of developing chronic illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and several malignancies, especially cervix and breast cancer

Preserves Eye Health

Two major disorders that can affect women as they age are cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which vitamin C may help prevent

May Reduce Menstrual Symptoms

According to certain research, vitamin C supplements may help lower menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, hence elevating mood and easing discomfort during the menstrual cycle

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