By Smarty — One of many Circulatory blogs on SmartLivingNetwork.com
Vitamin C is perhaps the most common and popular of all the vitamins. It's also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C properties can be found in abundance in fresh citrus fruits. You can also find vitamin C in the form of hard candies.
Cardiovascular disease is a culmination of heart diseases that affect 60 million Americans. Cardiovascular disease includes the most common kind of heart disease, atherosclerosis, also known as artery blockage. Atherosclerosis is the number one cause of heart attacks in America. It's reported that half a million Americans die from coronary heart disease yearly.
Since cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more women than all other forms of cancer in America combined, vitamin C is tantamount to optimal health. Almost 350,000 women die each year in America because of cardiovascular disease.
A person needs vitamin C to provide integrity and support to the body's tissues. This is important because when the body lacks vitamin C, these tissues become vulnerable to disease or illness because they are put under stress. Because the arteries respond in this way to make cholesterol, also called lipoprotein, levels soar. Cholesterol attaches itself to the walls and won't allow the blood to seep. Arterial plaque is the unhealthy result. Wherever stress occurs, unwanted lesions develop.
In a nutshell, vitamin C has been linked to prevention of heart disease and the common cold. This includes prevention against periodontal disease, blood clots, allergies, and cancer. Vitamin C promotes heart health.
It's recommended for women to consume 75mg of vitamin C on a daily basis to achieve and maintain optimal health.
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