The Role of Vitamin C in Health, Wellness & Skincare
The ABCs of Vitamin C
Discover the Many Benefits of this Vital Nutrient
You probably learned as a young child that vitamin C is good for you. But what your parents didn’t tell you (and may not have known themselves) is that vitamin C can do a lot more than help you maintain good health.
Of the many nutrients your body needs, vitamin C stands out as an antioxidant and dietary superhero. In addition to playing a key role in a healthy immune system, the popular supplement helps the body maintain healthy skin, collagen, cartilage and bones.
Your body can’t create vitamin C on its own, yet there are many ways to take it in through daily diet and nutritional supplements. Most of the fruits and vegetables you eat already contain a generous amount of this vital nutrient, such as all citrus fruits, bell peppers, tomatoes and broccoli.
Like every great superhero, vitamin C has a weakness. Too much exposure to heat, light or a long wait in a produce drawer can cause the chemical structures that house vitamin C’s nutritional value to degrade. To get the maximum nutritional benefit from your fresh produce, experts suggest eating them soon after purchase, either raw or lightly cooked. Blanching or sautéing vegetables preserves more of their nutritional value than boiling or roasting.
Where Neora Comes In
Even if you include plenty of produce in your diet, it can be hard to consume the USDA’s recommended 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables per day. That’s why Neora carefully crafts its wellness supplements to include vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining your health.
Prolistic® Pre & Probiotic Plus Vitamins are daily-use powder packets that combine vitamin C with two types of prebiotics, two strains of probiotics and other vitamins and minerals. This exclusive formulation is designed to enhance total body wellness by supporting your immune system function, aiding digestion, and nurturing a healthy colony of beneficial bacteria in your gut (aka your second brain).*
Vitamin C also is an important antioxidant in Neora’s Youth Factor® Superfood & Antioxidant** Boost Powder. This daily supplement features a patent-pending enzyme blend that helps increase the body’s ability to absorb beneficial nutrients. Youth Factor Powder also helps balance your body’s pH levels, helps defend against free radical damage and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and reveal brighter-looking skin.*
Vitamin C and Skin Health
As beneficial as vitamin C can be for your skin when taken internally, it can very powerful when applied topically. As part of an advanced daily skincare regimen, vitamin C can help reveal brighter, more even-toned skin, and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Several of Neora’s age-fighting skincare products include vitamin C in their exclusive formulas. IllumaBoost® Brightening Serum delivers a blendable boost of radiance that lets you add the skin-nurturing benefits of vitamin C to any night or day cream, sunscreen or foundation. Just swirl a pump or two into your favorite product, or apply directly to your skin, to reveal a brighter, smoother-looking complexion. IllumaBoost has a unique way of preserving the vitamin C’s freshness: a dual-compartment package that keeps the vitamin and niacinamide blend in a separate chamber until first use.
Other Neora skincare products that include vitamin C derivatives are regimen essentials Age IQ® Day Cream and Age IQ® Eye Serum. By incorporating these products into your daily routine, you can get the full benefits of vitamin C, inside and out.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
** Contains vitamin C