This is a graph from Google Search trends that shows the relative search popularity between Taylor Swift (the red line) and… wait for it…
As you can see, Miss Americana was the clear winner in search popularity when compared to Vitamin C up until the beginning of March. Since then, even a leaked video which claims to be a full recorded phone conversation between Swift and Kanye West couldn’t put her ahead of the essential nutrient.
Vitamin C has been linked to a number of impressive health benefits, so it’s no wonder people are turning to it right now. It is also an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it on its own. Thankfully, it can be found in many fruits and vegetables, and you can also get it from supplements.
So, why all the fuss about vitamin C?
Experts say vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. No, it won’t cure the illnesses like the common cold, but it may help shorten the duration and prevent more serious complications of it. Additionally, some studies indicate that it can protect against immune system deficiencies, chronic disease, and even skin wrinkling.*
Vitamin C is highly concentrated in immune cells. Therefore, not having it during times of infection or stress means you’re costing yourself a valuable component of your defense.
It’s always good to get enough vitamin C, but it’s especially critical when you’re sick. Because during an infection or stress – when you need it more than ever – vitamin C concentrations rapidly decline.*
One study took aim at how vitamin C supplementation was able to make up for this, and they also looked at the ensuing benefits:
Mark Moyad, Director of Preventive & Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan, was recently a part of a research project that looked at more than 100 studies over 10 years, and it surfaced a number of benefits of vitamin C. One of the big findings, though, was that we probably aren’t getting enough of it.
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is between 75 and 90 milligrams for adults, but most of the studies Moyad examined involved people using at least 500 daily milligrams, and these were the people that were experiencing the most promising results.*
Can you get 500 mg of vitamin C per day from eating fruits and vegetables? Yes, but that just means you would be chewing all day. Plus, the facts are that you probably aren’t eating enough fruits and veggies to get there – less than 20% of adults get the recommended nine servings of fruits and veggies each day.*
Dr. Moyad points out that there are other ways to get vitamin C:
Additionally, you can now get our newest product which will give you 1,000 mg of Vitamin C in a single capsule. That’s the equivalent of 20 oranges.
Not only that, but each capsule is enhanced with rose hips. Vitamin C with rose hips is known for excellent immune support due to its powerful antioxidant properties and bioflavonoids.*
Vitamin C has established itself as a worthy opponent (in terms of search popularity) of a major pop culture icon. And it’s not hard to understand why – there are legions of benefits, and now more than ever is a good time to make sure you’re getting enough.
*Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.
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