By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings

test your vitamin C levels Ah, November! Tis the season…to make sure you have your Vitamin C- that is! When I think of Vitamin C, I instantly think of oranges, but all citrus fruit have Vitamin C. Citrus fruit and strawberries are certainly a healthy and delicious way to get Vitamin C into your system. Truth be told most Americans do not get all their Vitamin C through the foods they eat daily. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) recommends a low amount of 74-90 milligrams for adults. However, most experts would agree that 500 mg -3000 mg are optimal amounts and can be taken safely. So let’s dive into 7 Ways Vitamin C can boost your health. (the exact dose needed depends on individual needs)

1.) Vitamin C is an immune booster! The healthier your immune system is, the less likely you will get sick. That’s because Vitamin C is also an antioxidant! So, back off bacteria and viruses, here comes vitamin C!

2.) Vitamin C may not cure the common cold but it may help prevent further issues that can develop from a cold such as pneumonia.Vitamin C is your immune helper!

3.) Vitamin C supports blood vessels which supports optimal circulation and heart health!

4.) Vitamin C supports bones to help prevent bone loss and osteoporosis

5.) The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that individuals that had a higher amount of Vitamin C in their blood had a significantly lower chance of having a stroke compared to those who had a lower amount of Vitamin C!

6.) Vitamin C helps the body make collagen which is an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Healthy skin for you!

7.) Got a stressed out immune system? Vitamin C is to the rescue! It has been found to be a benefit to those who have a weakened immune system due to stress, because Vitamin C is a nutrient that is sensitive to a stress. Vitamin C supports optimal adrenal glands!

Vitamin C really can boost your health. Want to be sure that you have enough Vitamin C? You can easily check your Vitamin C levels along with other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants with an all in one easy blood test.

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Medical disclaimer: Our Vitamin test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.