A Look At How Vitamin C Slows Down the Ageing Process


Vitamin C - The Number One Anti-Ageing Ingredient

Vitamin C is absolutely essential for maintaining the health of your skin and for the growth and repair of body tissue. In this article, you’ll learn how vitamin C can reverse the effects of ageing and help you look younger again.

The primary benefit of vitamin C for the skin is its ability to stimulate the fibroblast cells of your skin to manufacture collagen. Collagen fibres in the skin give the skin its structure and firmness, keeping it in shape. Without collagen, your skin would simply collapse.

As we grow older, these collagen fibres become weaker and the production of collagen slows down. The result is that the skin starts to sag, lose its bounce and become weaker with lines and wrinkles starting to set in.


Vitamin C is one of the only ingredients that has the ability to effectively revive the fibroblast cells and re-stimulate them to produce collagen. The result is firmer, tighter skin and a reduction in lines and wrinkles as new collagen fibres support the structure of the skin.

Essentially, vitamin C has the unique ability to actually reverse the effects of ageing caused by environmental factors and helps to prevent further damage to the skin.

But there are many other benefits to skin and body besides anti-ageing

Vitamin C fights off free radicals preventing cell damage. Free radicals are substances that cause cell damage by oxidation. Click here to learn more about free radicals and how free radical attacks on your skin cells can be prevented. Also watch this video about Antioxidants vs. Free Radicals

The Benefits of Vitamin C For Your Skin

Vitamin C improves the texture of your skin by helping to retain moisture. It also enhances the health of blood vessels that promote a healthy blood supply to the skin

Vitamin C accelerates healing to damaged skin tissue by stimulating new cell growth

Vitamin C helps to prevent skin infection by assisting the skin’s immune system to fight off harmful bacteria

Vitamin C inhibits the effects of sunburn and helps to prevent sun damage because of its ability to ward off free radical attacks

Vitamin C helps to prevent skin cancer and other diseases of the skin because it protects DNA from reacting to the sun’s harmful UV radiation that can cause cancer

Vitamin C prevents uneven skin tone and discoloration caused by pigmentation

Other Benefits of Vitamin C to the Body

Vitamin C strengthens the body’s immune system, protecting it against disease

Vitamin C provides protection against certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease

Vitamin C reduces the risk of strokes

Vitamin C aids the absorption and function of other important vitamins and minerals for the body that are essential for maintaining health and balance

How Do You Know If You’re Getting Enough Vitamin C?

Here are some signs that you’re not getting enough vitamin C

Signs of a Deficiency of Vitamin C

  • Bleeding gums or loose teeth
  • Slow wound healing
  • Rough, dry skin
  • Dull lifeless hair, split ends
  • Bruising easily
  • Easily prone to infection or disease
  • Water retention (oedema)
  • Colds, flu, bronchial infection etc.
  • Weakness and lack of energy

Some Facts About Vitamin C

Vitamin C is water soluble which means that the body does not store it. It has to be obtained from the food that we eat

Vitamin C is depleted by cigarettes so if you are a smoker, you must eat more foods containing vitamin C or supplement your meals with a dose of vitamin C tablets.

Here is a list of foods containing an abundance of vitamin C

Sources of Vitamin C

  • Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, tangerines
  • Berries, guavas, melon, papaya, tomatoes, grapes, kiwi fruit
  • Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and other types of vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes

If you’re not getting enough of the above fruit and vegetables in your diet, you should be taking a Vitamin C supplement. Vitamin C supplements are available in tablet, liquid or powder form

Vitamin C Supplements

Although the RDA is 60mg, about 500mg to 1000mg a day is recommended for the average adult but not more than 2 grams. If your diet is pretty healthy and balanced and contains an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit then the chances are that you’re already getting a good supply of vitamin C that the body needs. Additional supplements are unnecessary and any excess vitamin C will only be expelled through your urine.

It is far better to stick a healthy, balanced diet, plenty of exercise and fresh air than it is to pump your body with supplements. Not all Vitamin C supplements are of the right quality and some contain other ingredients, preservatives or binding agents that may not be good for the body.

Stick to a good, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle instead. Supplements are only really necessary if you’re a smoker, living off junk foods or eating unhealthily and not getting the proper nutrition through your diet

Only about 10% of vitamin C taken orally ever reaches the skin. For maximum benefit to the skin, the most effective way of delivering vitamin C is topically by means of Vitamin C Therapy.

Vitamin C Therapy

Vitamin C Therapy is the application of a potent dose of pure vitamin C directly to the skin by means of a topical formula such as a crème or lotion. The vitamin C is absorbed into the skin tissue where it acts directly on the fibroblast cells of your skin.

In the 1960’s, Dr. Danné Montague-King was among the early pioneers of vitamin C therapy for the skin. Today, DMK are world leaders in the formulation and development of vitamin C products for the skin. DMK’s Vitamin C Therapy program is now over 40 years old and is widely used by medical professionals all over the world for post-operative healing.

Post-operatively the benefits of Vitamin C include increased cellular growth, repair stimulation, and ongoing absorption of free radical formation. This promotes a faster rate of healing and improved organization of cellular structures with fewer complications.

DMK Topical Vitamin C Formulations

DMK’s topical vitamin C formulations are suitable for all skin types and everyone will benefit from their use regardless of age or skin condition. Vitamin C significantly enhances the health of your skin and besides the obvious collagen-boosting benefits for ageing skin, it is highly effective for the treatment of acne, pigmentation, sun damaged skin, age spots, freckles, uneven skin tone and texture, scarring, wound healing and many other skin problems.

A topical vitamin C formula can be applied anywhere on the body directly to the area of the skin that needs attention. DMK formulas are highly potent, extremely effective and quick acting so tangible results can be seen in a very short time

DIRECT DELIVERY VITAMIN C SERUM although this product can be used on its own, it can also be used in combination with other DMK formulas such as HERBAL PIGMENT OIL. This combination is excellent for the treatment of pigmentation problems, uneven skin tone or dark circles around the eyes

Click here to learn more about DIRECT DELIVERY VITAMIN C SERUM

FIBERBLAST C contains potent amounts of the purest form of vitamin C in a liquid powder form. It is used as a professional finishing product following a skin revision treatment. The effects of the formula are visible in a very short time and progressive use begins the process of reversing the effects of ageing by rebuilding collagen fibres and strengthening the underlying structure of weak, sagging skin.

Click here to learn more about FIBERBLAST C

For a more in-depth article about the power of vitamin C and your skin, read the article Vitamin C: The Continued Mystique of Vitamin C, one of dozens of articles on the subject of vitamin C written by Dr. Danné Montague-King

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