Why is vitamin C important for the skin?
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the health of the body and especially for the youth of the skin. Find out why in this ‘Aesthetically’ video.
Aesthetic doctor Alexandra Rada explains that Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a key antioxidant for maintaining overall and skin health, but it is not produced naturally in the body. In that sense, it is important to have a diet that includes sources of this vitamin in adequate amounts. She finds out how to do it in this episode of Aesthetically.
Properties of vitamin C
According to an article published in Frontiers in Bioscience, ascorbic acid has been linked to the proper functioning of many of the body’s systems. This is because this nutrient activates the production of different compounds and molecules in the body, for example, collagen, cholesterol, amino acids and some hormones.
This means that if a person does not consume vitamin C in the adequate measure, they can present different health conditions. The main consequence is scurvy, a disease in which the lack of vitamin C does not allow the creation of collagen -the protein responsible for giving structure to the different tissues of the body-, which leads to a general weakening of the blood vessels and Without proper treatment, it can lead to death.
Additionally, vitamin C has great antioxidant properties for the elimination of free radicals that can improve and protect the functioning of the body in general. These properties of vitamin C have been especially linked to the prevention of premature aging of the skin, the reduction of the risk of heart failure and the improvement of the nervous system.
To learn what the proper dose of vitamin C is, watch this video from EstéticaMENTE, in which Dr. Alexandra Rada explains how and where to consume this essential nutrient.
Who is Alexandra Rada?
Dr. Alexandra Rada has more than 20 years of experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. Her goal is to provide personalized aesthetic treatments based on the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of each patient. For this purpose, Alexandra and her husband, Sergio Rada, run their own IPS, which has offices in different cities in Colombia and has been known for being a pioneer in aesthetic treatments for facial rejuvenation and weight loss.
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