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Three Ways to Improve Memory: Caffeine, Cocoa Powder & Alcohol Consumption

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Memory, Cognition, Long-Term Memory

Surprising Ways to Improve Your Memory!

Caffeine

A research study published in Nature Neuroscience stated that among the health benefits of caffeine is that a 200mg dose after a learning session boosts long-term memory. Caffeine has been shown in many studies to enhance cognitive memory. However, until now, there have been very few studies to show its effects on long-term memory.

This study involved 160 participants between the ages of 18 and 30 years. Participants were given doses of 100-300mg of caffeine after their learning sessions. The 200mg group showed the greatest improvement in long-term memory.

Cocoa Powder

Researchers at Columbia University published a study in Nature Neuroscience showing that flavanols present in cocoa reversed age-related memory decline. Memory decline begins in early adulthood, but may not be noticed until the age of 50-60 years. Flavanols in cocoa have been linked to improvements in brain connections in the area of the brain responsible for memory. Participants in the study following a high-flavanol diet performed much better on memory tests than those following the low-flavanol criteria.

Dr. Small of the research team stated that “If a participant had the memory of a typical 60-year-old at the beginning of the study, after 3 months that person on average had the memory of a typical 30- or 40-year-old.”

Consumption of cocoa powder improves skin condition by increasing blood flow to subcutaneous tissues. It increases skin density and skin hydration, improving skin texture, and even gives skin photoprotection. Flavanols in cocoa also have favorable effects on blood pressure, platelet aggregation, thrombosis (blood clotting), inflammation, and the vascular system as a whole.

Alcohol Consumption

A collaborative study between the University of Texas Medical Branch, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Maryland shows that light alcohol consumption later in life is linked to having better memory and event recall. 660 participants without dementia or a history of alcohol abuse were evaluated in this study.

“Results showed that light and moderate alcohol consumption in older individuals is linked with higher episodic memory – the ability to recall memories of events – and larger volume in the hippocampus, a region of the brain important for episodic memory.”

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder in the form of buffered vitamin C. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003986112000823

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3850.html
Nature Neuroscience (2014) doi:10.1038/nn.3850

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3850.html#references

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/cocoas-flavanols-reverse-age-related-memory-decline

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284331.php
Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Cognition and Regional Brain Volumes Among Older Adults, Brian Downer, et al., American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, doi: 10.1177/1533317514549411, published 7 September 2014. UTMB news release, accessed 23 October 2014.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284400.php
Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults, Scott Small, et al., Nature Neuroscience, published online 26 October 2014, abstract.
Columbia University Medical Center news release, accessed 24 October 2014 via Newswise.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270963.php
Post-study caffeine administration enhances memory consolidation in humans, doi:10.1038/nn.3623, Daniel Borota, Elizabeth Murray, Gizem Keceli, Allen Chang, Joseph M Watabe, Maria Ly, John P Toscano, Michael A Yassa, published in Nature Neuroscience, 12 January 2014.

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The Truth about CoQ10 Supplements

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
CoQ10 is not recommended for many medical conditions.

CoQ10 is not recommended for many medical conditions. Check with your doctor and educate yourself on actual CoQ10 studies before you supplement.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant made by the human body. CoQ10 is needed for cells to function and to convert food into energy. CoQ10 levels decrease as we age. The lowest CoQ10 levels are found in people with diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson’s disease, genetic disorders, and heart conditions.
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Grow Younger by Naturally Increasing HGH Levels

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Healthy Young Fitness Woman

You don't need pricey supplements to produce HGH naturally.

If you’re like most people, you want to find ways to look and feel younger. Recent studies show that human growth hormone (HGH) is what helps our cells renew themselves. They found that increasing HGH levels can increase alertness, mental function, energy, muscle mass, and quality sleep. HGH was also found to decrease body fat, insulin resistance, and wrinkles. HGH is responsible for growing and maintaining all of our tissues throughout our lives. We produce a lot of HGH when we’re children. Then, as we reach adulthood, the amount produced gradually decreases.
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New Year’s Resolution: Avoid Vitamins Immediately Before and After Exercise

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Avoid Vitamins Immediately Before and After Exercise

Could Your Supplements Be Robbing You of the Benefits of Your Workout?

Many people have made the New Year’s resolution to start exercising more. Exercise has many benefits beyond losing weight or gaining muscle. Exercise also activates the immune system to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin and defend itself against oxidative stress. This is why even light exercise helps people to better control diabetes and ward off many diseases. Antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E and vitamin C, also help to increase insulin sensitivity and reduce oxidative stress, but they are not a replacement for exercise. In fact, supplementing immediately before or after exercise can decrease the natural benefits of exercise. However, the benefits of properly timed antioxidant supplements can still be seen when combined with exercise.
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“The Many Uses of Calcium” Part 2

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This is a continuation of “The Many Uses of Calcium” Part 1, where we discussed how our bodies use calcium for building bones, clotting blood, keeping teeth and gums healthy, maintaining cell membranes, and for stress management. Learning how we use calcium will help us to realize why it is important to maintain normal levels of calcium in our bodies.

Sleep: Calcium levels are directly linked to your sleep cycles. Our bodies use a lot of calcium during the deepest levels of sleep, particularly REM sleep. If there is not enough calcium present in your body, then REM sleep cannot happen and you’ll wake up. William Sears, M.D. says, “Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin. This explains why dairy products, which contain both tryptophan and calcium, are one of the top sleep-inducing foods.” Replenishing calcium levels can help many people to get a restful, full night’s sleep.

Heart: Calcium is a necessary part of the heart creating a beat. Calcium creates the beginning of a heart beat and then is sent through calcium channels to other cardiac cells, prompting them to beat. Calcium binds to muscle fibers to trigger the actual contraction of the heart. When calcium levels are too high, it slows down the heart. Current studies are being done to determine if high calcium levels put people at a high risk for heart attack. On the other hand, low calcium levels cause a rapid heartbeat and can damage the heart over time.

Cholesterol: New studies are focused around how calcium can help control cholesterol levels. It is thought that calcium binds to cholesterol in the small intestine, so that it is excreted instead of absorbed.

Muscles: Muscles twitch and cramp if there is an insufficient supply of calcium. Calcium can help to improve neurotransmitter function so that muscles receive the right signals, as well. The right amount of calcium leads to smooth functioning muscles with reduced healing time after exertion.

Energy: Calcium flows into and out of cells at a pace that is just right for cellular function. This signaling is very complex, but if calcium levels are sufficient, it is a smooth functioning system. When there is not enough calcium, the cells can’t produce energy. They’re solution is to consume themselves for energy. This is thought to be a contributing factor in nerve damage, nerve degeneration, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

Skin: Calcium regulates skin cell turnover. It also controls the lipid and melanin content of the skin’s cells. Calcium protects the skin from irritants by stimulating antioxidants to prevent damage to skin cells. Calcium is also thought to prevent premature aging of the skin, thinning of the skin, and protect the skin from various cancers.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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“The Many Uses of Calcium” Part 1

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Your body uses calcium for a wide array of functions. We use calcium for maintaining bones, nerves, muscles, and more. We lose a lot of our calcium through sweat and many people don’t get enough calcium to begin with. Use this list to remind yourself of how important calcium is so that you remember to get plenty in your diet or vitamins and supplements routine.

Bones: Children need lots of calcium to build bones and bone mass. As we age, our bodies use calcium for a variety of other reasons. If calcium runs out, our body will draw what it needs from our bones. Bones are not static, fixed structures in the body. They are constantly breaking down and repairing themselves. We need to maintain high enough calcium levels to repair bones when needed.

Blood Clotting: When you are cut or injured, blood needs to clot to prevent bleeding to death. Platelets in the blood stick together and stop the bleeding. Calcium pairs with vitamin K and the protein fibrinogen to form the platelet clot. Without enough calcium in the blood, clotting cannot happen and dangerous bleeding can occur.

Teeth and Gums: Calcium helps to keep bacteria in our mouths from multiplying. When enough calcium is present in the diet, there is less tooth decay. Sugar is known to damage teeth, partially because sugar causes a rapid loss of calcium. Our teeth and gums will usually show signs of decay before osteoporosis sets in. They are great indicators for determining when you are not getting enough calcium in your diet.

Cells: Cell membranes are stabilized and protected by calcium. Calcium is known for helping to protect organ cells, especially the cells of the liver. When calcium levels are sufficient, cell injury and cell death are avoided, helping the body to fight off infection and disease. Calcium also plays a role in regulating nerve signals sent to cells and is thought to protect cells from an overactive immune system and/or invaders.

Stress Management: When we are startled or stressed, cells pull calcium inside of their membranes. When the stressor is gone, the calcium moves back out and magnesium calms the cell. The ratio of calcium to magnesium is very important for regulating stress. Every time a stressful situation occurs, which is multiple times per day for most people, calcium and magnesium are used up. If there is too much calcium or too much magnesium, that imbalance itself causes a stressor in the body, compounding the problem. If you have problems with stress, talk to your doctor about testing your blood to make sure that you are not deficient in calcium or magnesium.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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What You Don’t Know About Vitamin D

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Vitamin D is one of the most powerful nutrients in the world and you’re probably not getting as much as you think. Your skin produces vitamin D when UVB sun rays hit it. We spend less and less time in the sun and suffer from higher rates of cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity than our ancestors did.

1. You may think that you get plenty of sun on your skin driving to work in the morning, or letting the sun bathe you as you work near a window, but the rays that cause vitamin D to be produced cannot penetrate glass.

2. You would have to drink 15 cups of vitamin D fortified milk every day to get as much vitamin D as you get from 30 minutes of direct sun per week.

3. Sunlight is necessary to produce cholesterol sulfate, which is what your body needs to use the vitamin D that you consume through food and supplements. Without it, your body will increase levels of LDL cholesterol to accommodate and use the vitamin D. Sunlight can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, arterial plaque, cancer, hypertension, obesity, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, dementia, seizures, asthma, migraines, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and both types of diabetes.

4. The further from the equator that you are, the more time in the sun you need. Most of the United States is considered far from the equator, increasing the time needed in the sun to produce adequate amounts of vitamin D.

5. The darker your skin, the longer sun exposure you need. A very light skinned person may only require 30 minutes per week of arms and face sun exposure when the UV index is at least at 3. A very dark skinned person may require 15 hours per week.

6. Exposing your skin to the sun for long enough to produce adequate levels of vitamin D and cholesterol sulfate will actually give you protection from skin cancer. Even sunscreen with an SPF of 2 can block your body’s vitamin D production by 95%.

7. It takes months of adequate sun exposure and/or supplementation to reverse damage done by low vitamin D levels. When levels are adequate, bones are nourished with calcium, the nervous system is restored to a healthier state, cholesterol levels can return to normal, and widespread inflammation is controlled.

8. A blood test can only confirm that vitamin D is circulating in your blood, not how well your body is using it. If you have kidney or liver problems, you may not be using the vitamin D supplements that you take. Cholesterol sulfate from the sun is necessary to heal these organs so that vitamin D supplements can be used.

9. You can quickly see if your body has adequate amounts of vitamin D and if it’s being used properly by pressing firmly on your sternum, the hard plate in the center of your chest. If it’s painful, you’re vitamin D levels or the utilization of the vitamin D in your blood is low. This test is 93% accurate because vitamin D utilization causes bone to harden. If the soft center of the bone is too close to the outside, due to long-term low vitamin D levels, then bones will be tender and painful when stressed.

10. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, high blood pressure, psoriasis and depression accompanied by pain are usually only seen in the presence of vitamin D deficiency. This is especially true if the sternum test is painful in individuals with these disorders.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

Sources:

http://lpvitamins.com/articles/?page_id=19
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120529133745.htm
http://www.naturalnews.com/003069.html
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY20700.pdf

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Vitamin News: Vitamin D Does Not Take the Place of UVB Exposure

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

There are five different forms of vitamin D, two of which are important to humans. There are major differences in the two, vitamin D2 and vitamin D3, which you may or may not be aware of. Taking the wrong one can be more detrimental than beneficial to your health. If your milk, calcium supplement, or standard vitamin D supplement simply says “vitamin D”, then you may want to take a look at the label.

A staggering number of Americans are considered clinically vitamin D deficient while an astounding number are considered to be in the insufficient range. This includes children who are exposed to sunlight and drink milk and/or orange juice with added vitamin D almost every day. Even a lot of adults that regularly take a daily vitamin D supplement are deficient.

How can this be? Without a blood test from your doctor, you may be putting your health at a major risk, all while thinking that you are being diligent about your vitamin D intake. Supplemental vitamin D comes in two different forms; ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).

The synthetic form of vitamin D2, comes from passing plant matter and fungus through a radiation treatment. This is the vitamin D typically added to orange juice, milk, and vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D2 can be obtained from plant sources.

Vitamin D3 can be obtained (in small amounts) from animal sources, such as egg yolks and non-pasteurized full-fat milk. While both vitamin D2 and D3 must be converted by the body into active forms, vitamin D3 is converted 500% faster than D2 according to a report by the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. They also report that vitamin D3 is 87% more potent in raising and maintaining vitamin D concentrations and produces 2-3 fold greater storage of vitamin D.

Once your sources of vitamin D are converted into their active forms, sunlight is necessary to transform them into cholesterol sulfate. This means that, contrary to prior medical beliefs, supplementing with vitamin D does not completely replace the need for sun exposure. In fact, recent studies on the importance of cholesterol sulfate show that without sufficient UVB sun exposure, about 30 minutes per week, the body compensates by producing LDL, or “bad” cholesterol.

Doctors and researchers are now linking heart disease, high cholesterol, arterial plaque, cancer, autism, hypertension, obesity, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, dementia, seizures, asthma, migraines, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and both types of diabetes to a lack of vitamin D3 in the diet and inadequate UVB exposure.

This may sound overwhelming, but when you consider that the proposed 30 minutes of UVB sunlight exposure per week requirement must happen when the UV index is above 3, then you may start to realize why diseases such as these, increase in prevalence as you move away from the equator. Most of the United States only experiences this level of sunlight intensity for about 1-2 months of the year.

These diseases and more are being linked to inadequate vitamin D levels because vitamin D is responsible for an astounding number or processes in the body. It is a neuroregulatory steroidal hormone that influences almost 3,000 different genes and has receptors in nearly every cell of your body. It produces over 200 antimicrobial peptides, including broad-spectrum antibiotics, regulates the immune system and controls chronic inflammation.

Many doctors now recommend “safe” tanning bed use for obtaining adequate vitamin D3 levels. UVA rays are harmful, but beds that only produce UVB rays can be very effective forms of treatment.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

Sources:

http://www.jlr.org/content/44/7/1268.abstract
http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/96/3/E447.abstract
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/23/oral-vitamin-d-mistake.aspx
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161618.php

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How to Maximize Your Vitamin C Benefits

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Learning how to correctly take your vitamin C can help you to increase the benefits that you get from it. Vitamin C will give you protection from scurvy at minimal levels, but won’t necessarily provide you with symptom relief or protection from major diseases unless it is taken at a high enough level. It’s hard to say what the correct “daily requirement” of vitamin C is because everyone has a different level of stress or disease in their body. Therefore, learning how to find the right dosage for your condition and your body can be greatly beneficial.

In general, bowel tolerance of ascorbic acid is proportionate to the toxicity of your disease. In other words, you won’t eliminate excess vitamin C until it’s out of things to correct in your body. Therefore, a daily dose when you’re healthy can range anywhere from 1 to 20 grams per day, depending on the condition and need of your body. One study showed that people with influenza (the flu) or mononucleosis (mono), could take up to 200 grams of vitamin C daily without stomach discomfort or diarrhea. In fact, for severe illnesses such as these, marked improvement was not shown until the dosage of ascorbic acid reached near the bowel tolerance level. The reason that you may not feel better when taking smaller doses of vitamin C is that it is quickly destroyed by injured tissues, disease, and stress. Think of it as trying to wash mud off of your arm with only a few drops of water. It may get smeared around, but the mud is still there. Only with larger and larger amounts of water would you be able to clean off the mud.

Vitamin C works by scavenging free radicals produced by stress, infection, inflammation, germs, bacteria, illness and disease. Not only do diseases and injuries cause damaging free radicals to form, they also lead to the formation of other diseases. Almost every disease is caused by and/or produces free radicals. Infection, heart disease, cancer, burns, trauma, aging, allergies, and autoimmune diseases are all included.

Taking vitamin C daily can vastly reduce your chances of developing a giant list of health conditions. Vitamin C is very sensitive to stress and is generally the first vitamin to be depleted by it. Without enough vitamin C in your system daily, stress can take its toll on your immune system very quickly. Vitamin C is known to bring balance to an overactive or weakened immune system. It does the same for your stress response, helping to control anxiety, overproduction of cortisol (stress hormone), and inflammation.

Many people don’t realize that vitamin C is required by our bodies daily to maintain cartilage, bones and teeth. It is also necessary for producing collagen, absorbing iron, and controlling cholesterol levels. Our bodies go from growing and developing to breaking down and aging. Our cells and connective tissues, even bone, are always regenerating. If enough vitamin C isn’t available for the production of collagen and elastin, our bodies will improvise by using hard, inflexible cholesterol plaques to repair tiny tears and injuries. This is how arteries harden, joints become more prone to damage, and wrinkles form.

Talk with your doctor about supplementing with the best vitamin C, sodium ascorbate vitamin C powder. This highly absorbable, non-acidic form of vitamin C is the most economical and easiest way to get your perfect daily dose of vitamin C.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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http://www.mall-net.com/cathcart/faces.html
http://www.cforyourself.com/Overview/Primer/What_C_Does/why_take_c.html
http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c?page=3

Vitamin C Benefits for Skin

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Vitamin C has been proven to be very beneficial for a wide variety of skin problems. Vitamin C is necessary for the body to produce collagen and elastin. It also neutralizes skin damaging free radicals that are produced when you are stressed, exposed to the sun, pollution, cigarette smoke and more. Vitamin C thickens the skin, helping it to retain moisture and a plumped, younger looking appearance.

For years, cosmetics companies have been trying to incorporate vitamin C into their wrinkle creams and serums. However, there has always been the problem of keeping the vitamin C stable enough not to oxidize while in the product or on the face. Vitamin C becomes oxidized when it is exposed to oxygen. This will make it turn yellow, orange, or brown. When it is in the oxidized form, it is actually very harmful to the skin. This is why, when you buy products that have vitamin C in them, you should always choose ones that are white or clear so that you can tell when they expire.

Studies show that products containing between 10% and 20% vitamin C are most effective. Formulations containing ferulic acid are the most stable for external use. Ferulic acid is found in plants and it gives their cell walls their rigidity. It not only adds an extra benefit for firming skin, but also works synergistically with vitamin C to keep it from oxidizing for longer.

When used with vitamin E, vitamin C and ferulic acid protect DNA from the photochemical reactions that can lead to tumors, skin discolorations, and several types of skin cancer. When used topically, they inhibit the production of pyrimidine dimers, which are the primary cause of melanomas in humans. They also help to protect cells and heal cells that have been mutated by pyrimidine dimers.

Besides inhibiting tumor formation and helping to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and pollutants, vitamin C can have some cosmetic benefits as well. It increases collagen and elastin formation, which helps to thicken, protect, and heal cells. This thickening effect helps skin to retain moisture, increasing circulation and plumping up the skin’s surface. It eradicates free radicals that damage skin, causing wrinkles and discolorations. It lightens dark discolorations, such as freckles and age spots. Continued use can reverse sun damage and help you to achieve younger, smoother looking skin.

Most people are tolerant of vitamin C on their skin. However, if you have more sensitive skin, you may notice some irritation. If you experience this, use products with a lower concentration of vitamin C. You may also choose to make your own vitamin C masks, serums and moisturizers using a non-acidic, buffered form of vitamin C, like vitamin c powder. The best vitamin C in the form of a powder may have added ingredients, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc, to increase the absorption and effectiveness of the vitamin C on your skin.

To make your own vitamin C products, first dissolve the powder in water. Then, put it directly on your skin or mix it with honey, lotion or other facial products. Because vitamin C will oxidize, you should only leave it on your skin, exposed to the air, for around 20 minutes. You can leave some of the product that you make out in the open to see how long it lasts before you decide how long you can leave it on.

If you are concerned or experience a skin reaction, you should contact your physician or dermatologist for advice. If you are unable to use vitamin C externally, you may consider adding it into your vitamins and supplements routine. You can still experience the protective and beautifying benefits of vitamin C whether you use it topically or internally.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thymine_dimer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferulic_acid
https://www.pharmacymix.com/topical-vitamin-c-for-skin.htm

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