You’ve been told many times by parents and doctors to get your vitamin C… but why, exactly? Turns out it’s for more than fighting off colds, although that is reportedly one of the benefits.
When you consume vitamin C from natural sources such as oranges, or take it with meals as a supplement, you’re giving your body a boost in many other ways. Let’s take a look at 14 health reasons to get your C…
1. An Iron-Clad Benefit
AuthorityDiet.com explains that taking vitamin C can actually help you absorb iron better, which “plays a key role in forming hemoglobin, and also supports muscle and brain function.” It also helps you avoid anemia and feeling fatigued, it adds.
It cites a study that shows 280-mg of vitamin C taken at breakfast will nearby double the amount of iron that your body absorbs on a daily basis.