Boost your immune system with Vitamin C

Our immune system protects us from microbes and infections, as well as from certain diseases. This system can recognize attacks from the outside, such as bacteria, viruses and parasites, and act immediately.


Vitamin C

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. This means that it dissolves in water and reaches the tissues of the human body, but it is not stored, so it must be consumed periodically through food or supplements. It plays an important role in controlling infections and healing wounds, as well as being a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals. It is necessary for the production of collagen, a fibrous protein of the connective tissue found in the nervous, immune, bone, cartilage, blood and other systems. Although the consumption of Vitamin C through food is recommended, many people rely on supplementation to ensure an adequate intake.

During the cold winter months, or when we suffer from a cold or the flu, we often choose foods or vitamin supplements that strengthen our immune system. Vitamin C can help prevent viral or bacterial infections among others, shortening the duration of colds and acting as a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory.


5 ways to keep your immune system in top shape:

1. Maintaining a healthy diet - Rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds and lean proteins.

2. Performing regular physical exercise - such as walking, running, swimming, resistance training or yoga, all of which benefit your health.

Quality sleep - The quality and duration of sleep is key to feeling better both physically and mentally.

4. Reduce stress - Meditation is an effective way to keep stress levels low. So is your favorite hobby, such as art, writing, music, reading....

5. If you smoke... quit now! - Smoking significantly compromises the balance of the immune system.