Category Archives: Vitamin C

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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Cataracts: Do Nutrient Supplements Help Prevent Cataracts?

Cataracts are an opacity of the eye caused by free radical damage to the lens. It has been suggested that vitamins and dietary antioxidants may hold some protective effects in this regard. Perhaps the most beneficial compounds in this regard … Continue reading

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Prevention of Cataracts: Vitamin C

Cataracts are an opacity of the eye that is most commonly associated with age. The opacity distorts the light entering the eye and this leads to reductions in visual acuity. Studies investigating the development of cataracts suggest that oxidation of … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Lowers Blood Pressure

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Vitamin C for Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are forms of stress that may necessitate increases in certain nutrient requirements. It has been shown that the presence of anxiety symptoms in an individual may accelerate the utilisation of vitamin C. One mechanism this may occur … Continue reading

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Do Antioxidants Play A Role in the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety?

Both depression and generalised anxiety disorder are a form of chronic stress. In this regard, the biochemical changes to the brain and other tissues as a direct result of the anxiety or depression can have a significant impact on the … Continue reading

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Top 3 Nutrients for Sun Protection

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