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      Is your body low on Vitamin C?

      Vitamin C is an antioxidant and vital for your skin, bones and connective tissue. It’s also important for the process of healing and helps the body absorb iron.  Citrus, tomatoes, red and green peppers, broccoli, and greens are good sources of Vitamin C.

      Rough hair with split ends

      Lack of Vitamin C affects hair and results in dry, rough and split hair. This also results in hair loss. This vitamin plays a big role in keeping hair healthy and shiny.

      Having repeated bouts of cold & flu

      Our white blood cells are the ones that fight infections and boost immunity, these are powered by Vitamin C. When there is a lack of adequate Vitamin C, one ends up getting common colds and flu frequently.

      Swelling and bruising

      If you find that there are bruises on your legs, arms or the other areas of the body merely due to a small bump. Here’s the answer, it’s a deficiency in Vitamin C.

      Suffering joint pain and swelling?

      Inflammation and pain in your joints is known as arthritis and this is also a warning signal that your body needs Vitamin C. In fact, studies have shown that those who consume adequate levels of this do not get joint pain or inflammation as often.

      Skin feels rough and harsh

      Great looking skin calls for Vitamin C. This keeps the skin hydrated and young. It also makes sure the skin feels soft and looks fresh and vibrant. Deficiency can lead to Keratosis Pilaris, a condition that leads to skin itching, pigmentation, and dark ugly patches on your skin. These may occur on your cheeks, underarms, neck, bumps, or thighs.

      Who needs more Vitamin C?

      Certain categories of people may need to up their intake of Vitamin C. This includes pregnant women, smokers, people with burn injuries and those recovering from surgery.


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