The surprising way to get an extra dose of vitamin C year round
Vitamin C is more than just an immune-boosting, antioxidant powerhouse.
here’s what you need to know:
- Vitamin C not only promotes great health, but prevents signs of aging and creates glowing skin.
- Vitamin C can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- Vitamin C is necessary for the growth and repair of all bodily tissues, and is a necessary precursor to collagen - the protein that keeps our skin plump and smooth.
Oranges aren’t the only way to get vitamin C.
There are actually a lot of citrusy fruit that are high in vitamin C - even more than oranges - such as kiwi, papaya, pineapple, mango, and guava. But the one you need to know, now:
a small shrub with berries found in the Amazon rainforest that is said to have the highest concentration of vitamin C on the planet.
1. start glowing with a vitamin C smoothie
Navitas Naturals makes a USDA Certified Organic Camu Camu powder that is perfect for smoothies, yogurt, and dressings, and desserts! 1 teaspoon of camu camu powder contains 10 times more vitamin C than an orange. It’s very tart, but you only need a little so it’s not noticeable. I sometimes add a tsp of honey to sweeten it up!
2. revitalize your skin with a vitamin C serum
This is one of my all time favorite skincare products. Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask is a vitamin C powered nighttime treatment that not only brightens but moisturizes skin while you sleep, and supports natural collagen while brightening, smoothing, firming, revitalizing, and improving the appearance of uneven skin tone. I use it every night after washing my face. It really brightens and evens out my skin tone - and the best part is that it smells so good and makes you feel fresh as soon as you put it on. Here is the moisturizer and sleeping mask.
Did you know humans are one of the only mammals that don’t produce vitamin C on their own? Interesting, I know. How do you supplement vitamin C? Share a comment below!