Category Archives: Vitamin C

Vitamin C Supplements for Weight Loss?

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Vitamin C for Weight Loss

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Rose Hips: A Good Source of Vitamin C

Rose hips are berries that form on plants belonging to the Rosa or rose family. Rose hips have medicinal effects because of the phytochemicals they contain. In particular, rose hips are high in vitamin C, and vitamin C from rose … Continue reading

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Apples and Tomatoes: Vitamin C Content

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Antioxidants as Therapy for Low Mood

Exposure to stress is a primary factor in the development of mood disorders. Stress is able to cause mood disorders because one of the downstream effects of the presence of high levels of stress hormones is the production of inflammation … Continue reading

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Megadoses of Vitamin C: The Forgotten Role

Megadoses of vitamin C are often recommended for good health. However, many argue that such high doses are not required and that most of the vitamin C is simply metabolised and excreted. One study investigated the absorption kinetics of vitamin … Continue reading

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Can Vitamin C Treat Anxiety?

Vitamin C is a phytochemical produced in plants. Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamin C, which is often found alongside other phytochemicals, particularly flavonoids. Vitamin C plays a role as an antioxidant in human nutrition and in this … Continue reading

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Antioxidants: Depression and Anxiety

Oxidative stress is associated with detrimental mood changes. The aetiology of depression and anxiety are complex, but it is thought that the release of inflammatory cytokines may be an initiating step. The release of these cytokines can be caused by … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Lowers High Blood Pressure

In life, sometimes the simplest things can be said to be the best. In the case of high blood pressure, what could be simpler than taking some vitamin C? The effectiveness of vitamin C tablets at lowering blood pressure was … Continue reading

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Multivitamins Work: More Evidence

A large body of evidence suggests that nutrient deficiencies are widespread amongst Western living populations. This relates largely to the poor quality of the Western diet and the lack of high quality micronutrient dense foods in the diets of most … Continue reading

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