Health

9 Signs of Vitamin C Deficiency

If you are starting to see premature wrinkles, one reason may be because of a vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and can help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals.  Vitamin C also helps to protect against heart disease, aid in the absorption of iron, prevents scurvy, and can help to decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides.

Research indicates that vitamin C may help protect against a variety of cancers by combating free radicals, and helping neutralize the effects of nitrites (preservatives found in some packaged foods that may raise the risk of certain forms of cancer).

If your vitamin C intake is low it can cause various health problems.

HERE ARE SIGNS OF VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY:

You easily bruise

If you have vitamin C deficiency anemia and you don’t intake a sufficient amount of vitamin C you bruise more easily. Eat foods that are abundant in vitamin C, like red peppers, oranges or kale if you started to notice that you have many bruises on your legs and arms.

Nosebleeds

The capillaries in our nose are responsible for nosebleeds and become more sensitive when you’re deficient in vitamin C.

Wounds heal slower