Every day, adults need at least 75 mg of Vitamin C, as per the Recommended Energy and Nutrition Intake (RENI), to help keep us strong and healthy. Fortunately, Vitamin C is water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach.
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant, which serves as molecules that protect the immune system from harmful “free radicals.” Studies show that Vitamin C increases the body’s antioxidant levels by 30 percent, which also helps the body fight off inflammation.
It also helps the kidney remove sodium and water from the body, which also helps the blood vessel walls relax and thereby blood pressure. Lower blood pressure also means a healthy heart, which lessens the chance of getting a heart attack or a stroke.
Studies have shown that Vitamin C status is inversely related to body mass. Individuals with adequate Vitamin C status oxidize 30% more fat during a moderate exercise bout than individuals with low Vitamin C status; thus, vitamin C depleted individuals may be more resistant to fat mass loss.
Vitamin C is also a remedy and energy booster for mental health, especially that studies show people with higher levels of vitamin C are less likely to suffer from depression and fatigue. It also helps improve memory and, with the ability to prevent inflammation and oxidative stress, it also helps reduce inflammation in the brain, spine, and nerves that can cause dementia.
While it is commonly advised to get vitamin C intake from foods, many people turn to supplements to meet their needs. For instance, FITN’TRIM, a healthy drink that is also an alternative source of vitamin C and other nutrients for a healthier diet, has 75 mg (100% RENI) of Vitamin C per sachet. As one of Santé’s premier organic health and wellness products, FITn’Trim has the brand’s signature organic pure barley grass powder, certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency.