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What you didn't know about Vitamin C

What you didn't know about Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential compound that ensures the proper function of several physiological processes. It cannot be produced by the body. Hence, we have to cover our body's vitamin C need through our diet or supplements.

In our previous article, we covered how acerola, a fruit rich in vitamin C, helps with cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, and the immune system.

In this article, we will focus on other, less-discussed benefits from consuming vitamin C-rich foods or taking dietary supplements.

on June 15, 2020
4 Health Benefits of Acerola

4 Health Benefits of Acerola

Acerola cherries offer several health benefits and have been used for centuries in the field of traditional medicine. In the past, people used to consume acerola to treat liver and digestive maladies, as well as seasonal infections such as the flu or cough. Acerola has recently become widely popular due to its high vitamin C content.

This article will focus on the four main health benefits you can expect from consuming acerola, according to modern science.

on June 08, 2020
5 Benefits of Bioflavonoids for our Body

5 Benefits of Bioflavonoids for our Body

Bioflavonoids, also known as flavonoids, are a collection of naturally existing polyphenolic compounds all over the plant kingdom. They are produced by plants for protection against predators and are a natural antioxidant. 

In this post, we will look at the importance of bioflavonoids for our body, their health benefits and how they influence our immune system. Last but not least, we will provide good dietary sources of bioflavonoids. 

on June 01, 2020
How Vitamin D Supports Immunity

How Vitamin D Supports Immunity

Vitamin D is an important compound for mediating multiple biochemical reactions in the body. What’s interesting about vitamin D is that it acts more like a hormone. In fact, all of our cells have vitamin D receptors, which is not the case for other molecules.

on May 25, 2020
Why Your Immune System Needs Zinc

Why Your Immune System Needs Zinc

Zinc is a micronutrient with macro-functions in the body. It is needed in small quantities in our body, about 8 mg/day for women, and 11 mg/day for men. Zinc is a required nutrient for every single life form and is the most abundant intracellular metal ions found in our body.
on May 18, 2020
forest and nature - immunity booster

4 Ways Being in Nature Boosts Immunity

Our immune system plays a vital role in defending our body against foreign invaders which may cause disease and illness. Those foreign invaders can be bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi, all with the potential to make us sick. Our immune system is our first line of defence. Hence, it is important to support our immune function to stay healthy.
on May 11, 2020