Rosa Canina is a natural rich source of Vitamin C, needed for the growth, repair and protection of tissues in all parts of the body. It also contains natural vitamins D and E, flavonoids (antioxidants) and bioflavonoids, which have numerous health benefits.
Health Benefits of Vitamin C
The benefits of vitamin C include increased protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
Vital for everyone, Vitamin C or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient. It is a powerful and effective antioxidant which protects our bodies from free radicals that cause oxidative stress. It is the build-up of these free radicals over time that is mainly responsible for the aging process. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties protect cells and their DNA from damage and mutation.
Its Importance and Healing Power
We require Vitamin C for the growth, repair, and protection in all parts of the body.
Vitamin C is involved in many body functions. It is needed for the formation of collagen to hold the cells together for healthy teeth, gums and blood vessels, it improves iron absorption and resistance to infection, and it is required to form an essential protein for skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can boost your blood antioxidant levels. This may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease.
Vitamin C May Assist and Help to
• Dramatically lower Blood Lead toxicity
• Ensure proper Dilation of Blood Vessels
• Lower Blood Pressure
• Protect Against Inflammatory Polyarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Strengthen the Body’s Immune System
• Accelerate the Body’s Ability to Repair Wounds
• Maintain Healthy Skin, Bones and Teeth
• Heal Skin Disorders
• Maintenance of Cartilage
• Regenerate our supplies of vitamin E
• Help to ease Menstrual Cramps
• Sooth symptoms of coughs, colds and flu
• Treatment and prevention of Urinary Tract problems & kidney complications
• Promoting wound and burn healing
• Easing headaches and dizziness
Studies and Research
Studies show that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%, helping the body’s natural defences fight inflammation.
A study from May 2010 published by NIH states ‘Dietary factors that influence iron absorption, such as phytate, polyphenols, calcium, ascorbic acid, and muscle tissue, have been shown repeatedly to influence iron absorption’. Vitamin C can improve the absorption of iron that is poorly absorbed, such as iron from meat-free sources. It may also reduce the risk of iron deficiency.
Furthermore, high vitamin C intake from food or supplements has a protective effect on thinking and memory as we age
An article in September 2014 from NIH states that ‘vitamin C deficiency has been proposed to play a role in age-related cognitive decline and in stroke risk and severity’.