The benefits of vitamin C – Estcourt News (blog)

Dr Lalitha Badul

Vitamin C is absolutely essential for the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is produced by the fibroblast cells in your skin.
The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health.

The formation of collagen fibers provides support and structure to the skin, keeping it firm, tight and youthful. Without collagen, your skin would simply collapse.

Ascorbic acid plays an important role in aiding phagocytes to function normally and to kill microorganisms.

It neutralises the excessive levels of free radicals produced by phagocytes in cases of chronic infection – think inflamed cystic acne.
Dietary, topical and IV infused ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells.

A powerful anti-ageing agent, vitamin C can be delivered transdermally to the skin.


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