Vitamin C

Top 5 Tips on Sports Injury Recovery

What is considered as a Sport Injury? There are a few things that fall under the sport injury classification, but they include: A physical accident A fall or heavy blow Not stretching properly before exercising Using gym equipment that is inappropriate – like too heavy weights Applying the incorrect technique when exercising – like twisting and moving in an awkward way Pushing yourself above your comfortable limits. Sports Injury recovery can be a long journey depending on a lot of factors including your body’s ability to heal naturally and also your nutrition.  But there are some easy steps you can take to help you ease the pain and get back to your regular sporty life, as quickly as possible. TIP 1. ICE PACK For the first 48 hours when a sports injury occurs, apply an ice pack directly to the injured part of your body – but make sure you…

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Back to Basics: Vitamin C Article from Natural Health World

Back to Basics: Vitamin C

A friend to all Ascorbic Acid, or ‘Good old vitamin C’ was first identified in 1928 by the Hungarian Biochemist Albert Szent-Györgyi, who discovered the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. There are a lot of myths about Vitamin C, one of which is that our bodies can produce it but, this is not the case and so the only sources of Vitamin C are from our food or via supplementation.  Some foods that are high in Vitamin C are Citrus fruits like Oranges, other fruits like Strawberries & Blackberries as well as Peppers, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes. It’s rarely known that the body cannot store Vitamin C in the body either, so, you can never have too much in your body, because your body will remove any excess Vitamin C that is not required, via your normal digestion process.  This means that even if you eat foods that…

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