Found in The Tone Capsules, The Glow Booster (our brand new, debut skincare supplement... if you hadn't heard about it, yet) and fruits such as oranges and kiwis, millions of people across the world take Vitamin C for its health-promoting and antioxidant benefits. But there are also fat-loss benefits of Vitamin C due to how it interacts with active green tea compounds making it an excellent addition to The Tone Capsules and The Glow Booster, which break down and metabolise fat as a source of energy and keep your skin in tip-top condition. Two great benefits we don't think that anyone would want to be missing out on, to be honest.
Vitamin C is good for a person's overall well-being, and is an essential vitamin that was structurally identified 1932. Since this time, it has been popularised for the prevention of the common cold, becoming one of the most popular supplements in the world.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, or L-ascorbic acid, is an essential vitamin with antioxidant properties. It's found in high concentrations in citrus fruits such as oranges and kiwi and is also an incredibly popular dietary supplement as it's high in antioxidants and can help to boost the immune system, helping to ward off the common cold. Vitamin C also helps to stabilise green tea compounds and enhances EGCG (antioxidant) absorption, so has applications in products that contain green tea products such as The Tone Capsules, which contain matcha green tea.
The health benefits of Vitamin C
Research has shown that supplementing with Vitamin C can cut the risk of getting a cold in half, and if a cold does occur, then supplementing with Vitamin C can help to reduce the duration of the cold by up to 20%. Vitamin C increases blood flow in the body aiding recovery and general health. Additionally, as a result of its structure, Vitamin C can act on the brain, helping to treat depression, as well as interact with the pancreas and modulate cortisol. By protecting the testes from oxidative stress, Vitamin C can also preserve testosterone levels. And because of its ability to enhance the benefits of green tea compounds, Vitamin C also has fat-loss benefits when used in combination with Matcha green tea, which is another ingredient in The Tone Capsules.
Vitamin C for skin
As well as being an essential vitamin and the above host of health benefits of Vitamin C, one of the greatest Vitamin C health benefits is the advantages that the ingredient brings to a skincare routine. Or, more accurately, the benefits that Vitamin C is about to bring to your skincare routine.
Here are some of our favourite Vitamin C benefits for skin...
- Acts as a great anti-inflammatory agent
- Lightens dark spots
- Maintains a hydrated look and feel
- Smooths the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Can help the skin's healing process
- Prevents dryness
- Contains anti-aging properties
How much Vitamin C do I need per day?
Generally, the advised intake of Vitamin C for an adult is between 65 and 90mg. To put this into perspective, one average-sized orange holds about 50-70mg of Vitamin C - so one of these a day and you're well on your way to reaping the benefits of the vitamin.
Whilst the saying goes 'you can never have too much of a good thing' - this isnt strictly true. Vitamin C isn't harmful, but if you have too much in a day, you may experience some unpleasant short-term side effects like nausea and maybe diarrhoea, so be sure not to go above 200mg.
Vitamins C is an ingredient in The Glow Booster... so if you're looking to up your skincare game, you need to start repeating the Vitamin C skincare benefits. Not to mention, this amazing research-backed ingredient is also present in The Tone Capsules. Recommended for anyone looking to break-down fat and metabolise it as a source of energy. The benefits of Vitamin C earned the vitamin a well-deserved place on the ingredients list of this product due to its ability to enhance the fat-loss benefits of green tea compounds, while at the same time providing antioxidant and immune-system support.
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