The main anti-aging vitamin
 Vitamin C - an essential component in a kometologii medicine and, in particular, due to its antioxidant properties. It is necessary for synthesis of collagen, strengthens blood vessels, stimulates the immune system.

Remember when Vitamin C was proclaimed the best, and perhaps the only remedy for colds? The popularity of vitamins in our days as a small source of nutrients derived from the juice, it seems the only thing that keeps his reputation afloat, especially after research showed that vitamin C is almost useless in fighting the common cold. But do not believe it. The truth is that scientists have gained new understanding of vitamin C - and found many new ways of how it can help you stay healthy, look and feel younger. We'll tell you what is actually it can help you.

It prevents wrinkles

You can not pick up cosmetics products these days without intrusive antioxidants on the label. And rightly so: antioxidants such as vitamin C, helping to turn the clock back, or at least stop it. In October 2007, studies have shown that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C, less wrinkles and signs of dry mature skin than those whose diets contain only small amounts of this vitamin. Vitamin C helps form collagen, which smooths out lines and wrinkles.

The secret is in the ability of vitamin C to fight free radicals, increase cell metabolism in our body. The free radicals attack proteins, lipids and DNA - and destroys collagen. Vitamin C also ozaschischaet skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays, which can cause freckles and pigmentation.

We recommend using a moisturizer for face La Roche-Posay Active C or rich in antioxidants means SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic.

Protects your heart

Experts continue to argue about whether or not antioxidants, like vitamin C, may prevent heart disease. But some are repelled from the rather convincing evidence. When Finnish researchers conducted studies, involving about 300,000 people, more than 10 years, they found that the consumption of more than 700mg of vitamin C every day reduces the risk of heart disease by 25 percent. A recent Harvard University study found that women who consume about 500mg of vitamin C daily and 600 IU (international units) of vitamin E (another antioxidant) may reduce the risk of heart attack by 30 percent. In addition, vitamin C improves the functioning of endothelial cells (which cover the inner walls of blood vessels), reducing the clogging of the arteries and reducing blood pressure.

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C, as well as other nutrients, not deny yourself food supplements containing vitamins and C and E.

It prevents the development of cancer

A diet consisting of vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables is not only useful for your heart, it can also reduce the risk of cancer of the urinary tract, esophagus, stomach and lungs. Vitamin C may also be used to treat cancer. High level substance is injected intravenously to provide toxicity for cancer cells (studies have shown that oral intake of vitamin C has no effect on cancer cells). Intravenous hydrogen peroxide obespechivet education, which kills some cancer cells, while healthy cells remain intact, says study author Mark Levin, MD, director of molecular and clinical Food and physician Institutes of Health. Levin suggested to try this therapy in patients with cancer.

"Try to eat five or more fruits and vegetables daily, preferably all the colors of the rainbow" - says Levin.
It will be very useful for you.

It supports vision

Vitamin C can prevent the need for glasses after the age of 45. However, the antioxidants, including vitamin C, can help prevent one of the leading causes of blindness: age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

If you are at risk of developing AMD (have a family history or predisposition), include in your diet the above studies of vitamins C, E, beta-carotene / vitamin A, zinc or copper. It happens that the levels of vitamins C and E are falling, but additional additives stabilize their work. (Warning: Do not follow this advice, if you smoke - the level of beta-carotene may increase and lead to the development of lung cancer).

It helps to live longer

You may have heard that green tea supports the body's defenses against toxins. This is very important because the toxins contribute to the development of various types of cancer, heart disease and other ailments. In fact, one or two cups a day may reduce the risk of death among women 20 pprotsentov, say Japanese scientists. How is this related to the vitamin C? Citrus juices (lemon, lime, orange) can increase immune protection of green tea. A new study showed that a mixture of citrus juices and green tea make it possible to 80 percent antioxidants green tea to stimulate digestion, making this pair of substances more useful than previously thought.
Author: Ann, New York