Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and has numerous skin benefits including reducing the signs of ageing, wound healing and supporting the body’s natural collagen production. It also strengthens our natural immune defence allowing the ability to fight infections and inflammation, as well as aiding iron absorption.
- Dry Skin
- Low Immunity
- Wound Healing
This vitamin is naturally present in most fruits and vegetables, but especially high in citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges and grapefruit, as well as capsicums, kiwifruit and berries. Whilst rare, severe deficiency in vitamin C can lead to a disease called scurvy, historically seen in sailors on long voyages who experienced bleeding gums, poor wound healing and damaged bones. A common use of vitamin C is to help defend against the common cold. Research has found regular doses of vitamin C daily are effective in limiting the severity and length of the common cold.
Vitamin C also plays a critical role in the synthesis and maintenance of collagen in the body. It aids absorption of collagen and supports your body’s natural collagen production. You will find vitamin C in all of our Marine Collagen Beauty Powders as well as our Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules for this very reason.
Research has identified numerous benefits of vitamin C on skin health including its benefits for wound healing, reducing the signs of ageing and inflammatory skin conditions, as well as its powerful antioxidant properties that help protect your skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals from UV and other environmental exposure.
Aside from its antioxidative effects, vitamin C is also useful in assisting with iron absorption. This makes vitamin C an important vitamin for those who may have low iron absorption or increased iron requirements, such as pregnant women and vegans. Research shows that the consumption of non-haem iron at the same time with 25-100mg of vitamin C can enhance its absorption by 4-fold. Two Islands Protein Super Blend is packed full of ingredients naturally rich in vitamin C, including NZ organic blackcurrant powder, NZ broccoli sprout, amla, guava and lemon offering over 1000% of your RDI per serve to not only support your immune system but also aid iron absorption.