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One of The Best Things You Can Put in Your Body

Vitamin C is involved in more biochemical reactions than any other vitamin and has more than 300 functions in the body. But perhaps the most important role of Vitamin C is as a key antioxidant. In fact, Vitamin C has been called the hub of the antioxidant network because it can interact with and regenerate most of the other antioxidants. Antioxidants control inflammation, a major component in just about every disease. Antioxidants also prevent damage from environmental pollution.

Vitamin C is also crucial to the production of collagen. The main protein in connective tissue, collagen has great tensile strength and is largely responsible for maintaining the structure of the body. Bones cannot be strong without it. Blood vessels cannot maintain their integrity and some have called atherosclerosis a vitamin C deficiency disease. Its degradation in the skin leads to wrinkles. Joints become arthritic if collagen in them is degraded.

Vitamin C also activates and protects the immune system. White blood cells cannot function without it. Substantial doses help in the fight against cancer through enhancing immunity and protecting cellular DNA from free radical damage.

Vitamin C also supports adrenal function, especially during stress, when huge amounts of Vitamin C are used up rapidly. It plays a key role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters. It removes heavy metals and other toxins from the body. Vitamin C reduces periodontal disease, and it protects the eyes. It is estimated that somewhere between 300 and 2,000 mg a day can prevent cataracts. Many people find Vitamin C energizing and that it enables them to eat less and lose weight.

In addition to eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, another good source of vitamin C is BarleyLife® Xtra.

Since Vitamin C is a water based vitamin, the body is not able to store large amounts of it. So make sure you are consuming enough of this critical vitamin every day.