For optimal immune function, we need a steady influx of Vitamin C. Our white blood cells, the front lines of our immune system, require substantial amounts of Vitamin C to function and propagate. We also need vitamin C to produce antibodies. Our immune systems need to function as they should all the time, not just when you start feeling rotten. That’s like waiting until the enemy has already invaded to start training an army.
Many factors that are not seasonal depress the immune system, including stress, travel, poor diet, and lack of sleep. Since we can’t do anything about these situations, keeping the immune system stocked with critical nutrients minimizes your vulnerability.
Vitamin C is a requirement to produce collagen, the most abundant structural protein in your body. Collagen is responsible for strong joints, firm skin, healthy muscle tissue, and intestinal lining that keeps the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. Without Vitamin C, your body can’t produce collagen. Your skin will sag, you will lose muscle, your joints will hurt, and dangerous substances will seep through the gut into the bloodstream.