I like to call Vitamin C “The Repair Vitamin” because of its healing qualities. ❤️‍🩹

Vitamin C helps with: ⁠
✅ The metabolism of proteins⁠
✅ And the production of collagen, L-carnitine, & certain neurotransmitters⁠

Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin and connective tissues which makes it vital for tissue repair and supporting our vibrant complexions!

It’s an important antioxidant found in:⁠
✅ Citrus fruits⁠ ⁠🍊⁠
✅ Tomatoes, potatoes, red and green peppers, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts & cantaloupe, among others⁠

One hugely important factor? ⁠

Studies have shown that Vitamin C helps to increase the production of progesterone. 📈⁠ [1]

👉🏽 It has a protective effect on the follicle and corpus luteum (the mini endocrine glad your body makes after ovulation, that produces your progesterone). ⁠

👉🏽 Supplementing with vitamin C has also been shown to improve luteal phase deficiency (which is characterized by low progesterone levels, limited uterine lining growth and inherently shorter luteal lengths). ⁠

Vitamin C can also increase estrogen levels making it a useful vitamin for women with low levels of these sex hormones. [2] It likely does this due to its protective effect on the follicle and corpus luteum. [3]

It helps protect your eggs and the cells of the cervix, thus reducing the risk of cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. [4]

This superstar vitamin also helps to increase iron absorption, [5] which can:⁠
🩸 Help a missing period return⁠
🩸 May also reduce anemia caused by heavy bleeding⁠

Vitamin C is also closely tied to our adrenal gland function and our body’s stress response, which require large amounts of it to function properly. During periods of stress, Vitamin C is released from the adrenal cortex, which depletes levels of this vitamin. This is why it can be helpful to supplement with Vitamin C if you’re experiencing or have experienced long periods of stress.

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1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12909517
2. http://www.usa-journals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Al-Katib_Vol18.pdf
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6624328/
4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26731169/, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14714591/ 
5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15743017/