These days, there is much discussion around vitamin C — what it is and if it can help your immune system. So, in an effort to get to know it better, we're giving you a 101 course on vitamin C. Scroll below to get started.
Vitamin C: An Overview
Vitamin C, otherwise known as ascorbic acid, helps your body form blood vessels, muscle tissue and collagen. Since we cannot produce vitamin C naturally, we get it from our diets by consuming leafy greens, fruits and vegetables.
In addition to stocking up on your greens, you can also take a vitamin C supplement like our Beauty Boost Capsules™ to boost, or maintain, your vitamin C levels. Other options include our Glow Collagen Shot and our Skin Hydration Boost™ Capsules — just to name a few options. Note: We outline all of our vitamin C packed products at the end of this post!
In terms of how much of it you should be taking, the daily recommended amount of vitamin C is about 75mg for women and 90mg for men. As always, we do recommend consulting your licensed healthcare professional before adding a new supplement to your regimen.
Vitamin C & Collagen
As you may already know, our natural collagen production begins to decline as we grow older. From Collagen Creamer™ to Bone Broth Collagen, we offer different ways to get every type of person their daily collagen fix, depending on their needs and preferences.
You’ll often hear it’s necessary to combine vitamin C with collagen to get the full benefits of your collagen supplement. This is partially true; vitamin C is a nutrient that can help boost your body’s natural production of collagen (aka a collagen builder). However, consuming vitamin C at the same time you take your supplement is not necessary to get the full benefits of collagen.
In terms of products that contain collagen + vitamin C, our fan-favorite Collagen Peptides is one of these, with 100% Daily Value vitamin C + 20g of collagen in every serving. It is also our most versatile product, seeing as it can be mixed into hot and cold liquids as well as sweet and savory foods. So as you sip or bite away, you can feel rest assured that you’re taking one step toward supporting healthy skin, hair, nails and joints.**