Ever since I was a kid, Vitamin C has been the most popular amongst all vitamins.
It was always advised to take it whenever you get sick.
But it’s also beneficial for Eczema! Yet not any of my doctors told me until I went to a Naturopath.
Benefits of Vitamin C
According to Dr.Axe, ” Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is found in many types of fruits and vegetables. It acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals and reduce the risk of inflammation and disease”.
Our body also uses Vitamin C to incorporate import elements like collagen, which is a type of protein that makes up connective tissue and helps in wound healing (beneficial for eczema and TSW!).
What are some Vitamin C Deficiencies?
These all actually sound like TSW symptoms which is why I highly recommend taking this daily with the assistance of a health care practitioner
- Slow wound healing
- Bleeding gums
- Easy bruising
- Swollen gums
- Weakened immune system
- Dry, scaly skin
- Swollen joints
- Dry, splitting hair
What Vitamin supplement worked for me?
At first I took the basic Vitamin C at any available drug store. At first I barely saw any difference but continued to take them any way. I thought it was probably working internally.
Only after a friend advised me to take a natural C supplement, I did some more research.
There are two types of Vitamin C you can find on the market.
Ascorbic Acid (Synthetic) and Natural.
In a nut shell, one is man made in the lab and the other one is made using the actual food source.
When I switched over to the Natural Traditions Camu C version, I actually saw some slight improvements. Not sure if it was mind over matter or what.
My wounds healed just a little bit faster.
Since then, I went back to a synthetic version of Vitamin C recommended by my health care practitioner but I personally find the Camu C more effective.
This may not be the case for you but it’s good to experiment if you don’t see any improvements.
Differences between Synthetic and Natural
Vitamin C comes in two forms, L-ascorbic acid and D-ascorbic acid.
- can come in both natural and synthetic forms
- found in fruits, vegetables and whole food vitamins
- Synthetic also carries the same benefits as the natural one
- It has been said that there are no known differences for both synthetic and natural in how they affect our bodies
- carries similar antioxidant properties as L-ascorbic acid
- Not used in any form of vitamin supplement
- Does not contain the Vitamin C content of L-ascorbic
As always, it seems like a divide in the health care community of what is the best version.
However, there is a lot of upside in taking Vitamin C supplement.
If the synthetic version doesn’t seem to work, try out a natural one.
Don’t be afraid to experiment.
It just might be the difference maker to help you recover quicker.