9 Ways Vitamin C Benefits Your Health

Vitamin C is a powerhouse and an essential vitamin…but it’s also water soluble, which means that it dissolves in water and is *ahem* eliminated from the body fairly quickly. And you can get Vitamin C from quite a few foods (some that may surprise you).

Because Vitamin C is so quickly run through your body, you need to constantly replenish your supply. Fun, huh?

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The Top 10 Natural Sources Of Vitamin C

  • Guava (188 milligrams of Vitamin C)
  • Cantaloupe (188 milligrams of Vitamin C per melon)
  • Red Bell Pepper (142 milligrams of Vitamin C per 1/2 cup)
  • Kiwi (70 milligrams of Vitamin C)
  • Orange (70 milligrams of Vitamin C)
  • Green Bell Pepper (60 milligrams of Vitamin C per 1/2 cup)
  • Vegetable Juice (50 milligrams of Vitamin C)
  • Strawberries (49 milligrams of Vitamin C per 1/2 cup)
  • Brussels Sprouts (48 milligrams of Vitamin C)
  • Grapefruit (39 milligrams of Vitamin C)

As you can see, there are a lot of fruit and vegetable options out there that will provide you with your daily quota of Vitamin C. And yes, you could eat a whole Cantaloupe a day and get your quota, but I know that as much as I love the stuff, I can’t manage to eat that much fruit in one sitting.

So What Does Vitamin C Do?

But it’s also necessary for many of your body’s functions. Take colds, for example. Vitamin C helps to support your immune system.

But did you know that Vitamin C is also essential for your hair, skin, nails, and muscles? Oh, and let’s not forget your mood!

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for a reason, after all.

9 Ways Vitamin C Benefits Your Body

In fact, did you know that one of the signs of scurvy was poor wound healing? With proper amounts of vitamin C, you will find that you have fewer breakouts, and any cuts or scrapes heal faster.

In fact, I’ve been using an AromaSense shower head for a few weeks, and my stubborn breakout (thanks, shark week!) has all but vanished. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, that’s okay, I’m going to fill you in in just a few, okay?

Back to what I was saying about the benefits of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, and you can either eat it or apply it topically. Pretty cool, huh? Studies have shown that it really doesn’t matter how you get your vitamin C (through your skin, which, let’s face it, is the largest organ in your body), or your stomach.

As long as you’re getting enough of this essential vitamin every day, you should be feeling wonderful. Because, well, Vitamin C has also been shown to improve your mood. So if you’re having a bad day? You might need some Vitamin C. Or you could just take a shower.

Which leads me to a pretty cool product that I’ve been testing out for the past few weeks.

Vitamin C In Your Shower

Yup. In.My.Shower. I was asked to give the AromaSense shower head a try this month, and I am absolutely in love. In the words of Smalls: “this is the best shower in this history of my life!” I love my kid. He’s adorable.

And he’s right. I am absolutely in love with our AromaSense shower head. You know I’m a bit of an essential oils nut, so it should come as no surprise to you that I’m a fan of aromatherapy.

I mentioned above that Vitamin C can improve your mood, and my entire family definitely agrees with that statement!

Smalls calls our AromaSense his ‘happy rain’. I think that he’s on to something. I wouldn’t be so gaga over this product if it weren’t for the other benefits (because let’s face it, if I want to smell lemons, I have a million diffusers).

The AromaSense Shower Head

I think my favorite thing about the AromaSense is that it generates negative ions while emitting Vitamin C (about 3,000 lemons!) during my shower. Wait.

Negative Ion Therapy

Negative Ions have a positive impact on your mood. Which is also a benefit of Vitamin C. In fact, studies have shown that negative ion therapy has been proven to have a positive effect on those suffering from depression. Pretty cool!

Remember how I mentioned the awesome benefits of topical Vitamin C for your hair, skin, and nails? Yup. I’m getting lots of topical Vitamin C in my shower. No need to buy creams or elixirs! I call that an awesome (and cost-saving) bonus.

The Aromasense also removes 90% of the chlorine and other contaminants in your water. That’s awesome, friends! Especially when you consider this:



Water Pressure & Decreased Water Consumption

But the most important thing? The water pressure. Oh.My.Word. I feel like I’m stepping into a hotel shower. And not some cheap hotel, either! My shower has amazing pressure and great coverage. And I don’t have to worry about an increase in my water bill because the AromaSense decreases water consumption by 25% (on average)…which is a good thing since Smalls takes really long showers now!

It’s not just the savings, though, they’ve figured out how to optimize water pressure so that it’s 3 times more powerful than a standard shower head. No wonder I feel like I’m luxuriating!

I also love that the aromatherapy doesn’t end when your shower does, instead it lingers. I can smell the fresh lemon scent in my bathroom all day. I was worried that we’d go through cartridges like crazy, but they last anywhere from 60 to 75 days! And they’re inexpensive.

And when you get tired of lemon? You can simply pick another scent, and you won’t sacrifice your Vitamin C benefits.

Have someone who is allergic to certain smells? They even offer an unscented filter with all the Vitamin C benefits and no aromatherapy (which is sad, because I really love that part).

Thankfully, the AromaSense is affordable, because that’s what Smalls is getting for his birthday this year. Yes, I know he’s only 5, but he asked! He wants a “smelly shower” just like ours in his bathroom.

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  1. Misty Blue on June 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Thanks for the chance! SO cool!

  2. Autumn Krisfalusi on June 12, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Awesome product! Would love the Citrus Mango refill 🙂

  3. Katie B on June 12, 2015 at 9:52 am

    The Citrus Mango sounds amazing but would be happy with any of them!! 🙂

  4. Melissa C. on June 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I need me some C when I shower at 5am to leave for work 🙁

  5. thecrunchymommy on June 12, 2015 at 11:52 am

    love this giveaway!!! i’d love the eucalyptus refill!

  6. nina on June 12, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Wow! What a great list! Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Chelsea on June 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Love this post!! I think I’m pretty good with getting my Vitamin C. I love fruit..especially strawberries!! Plus I take a multivitamin 🙂

  8. Deepika on June 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Love this giveaway. I never knew about such shower heads.

  9. Betty on June 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Great idea, I am using proper vitamin C powder for my skin, my face texture got better 10x times after using it, I make a serum actually and it really works.

    Betty | Inspiremeand

  10. Lisa on June 12, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I think I would love the lavender refill.

  11. Darlene Carbajal on June 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I would like Lavender.

  12. Laura Royal on June 13, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I would like CITRUS MANGO!

  13. Irina Stiles on June 13, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Lavender would be my favorite, but I would love any of them.

  14. Janet Gretch on June 13, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Wow. Great opportunity to win this. Thanks

  15. sandra on June 13, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I want the lavender refill catridge

  16. Tom Bellamy on June 13, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I would want the Eucalyptus one.

  17. Carolyn Massey on June 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Either Lavender or Jasmine. Both are relaxing and smell so good.

  18. Gabrielle on June 13, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I am torn between the lavender and the citrus mango… but the lemon sounds great too.

  19. joanna reed on June 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I would love the lemon, thanks

  20. Nataile Brown on June 13, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    This is such an awesome idea & product! I would want the Jasmine refill. It sounds heavenly!

  21. Simi Silva on June 13, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Eucalyptus Refill Please. Thank you.

  22. Erin B. on June 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I would love the lavender!

  23. Racquelle on June 13, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    The citrus mango!

  24. Elizabeth H. on June 13, 2015 at 10:39 pm


  25. Ajuli Tulsyan on June 14, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Love this post. Very informative

  26. Kimberly Wood on June 14, 2015 at 4:10 am

    This sounds like an amazing and beneficial product! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Sharon Kaminski on June 14, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I would like the citrus mango refill.

  28. Kiera M. on June 14, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Stuck between the lavender & eucalyptus refills

  29. Colleen Boudreau on June 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm


  30. Sara Weekley on June 15, 2015 at 12:29 am

    I would pick Lemon…. love it

  31. Jen S. on June 15, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I’d really like to experience the eucalyptus shower!

  32. Laura K. on June 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I would love either the Lemon or Citrus Mango refill. I basically love all things citrus, so I couldn’t choose easily.

  33. shaunie on June 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I would have to say the jasmine

  34. Brittany Bella Graham on June 15, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I love this giveaway! Such a great product and idea, and I love all the health benefits! I’d be interested in the citrus mango or lavender 🙂

  35. Christine Herrera on June 15, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    The Eucalyptus one sounds amazing. I’d never leave my shower!!

  36. Sandy Cain on June 15, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I’d choose the Lavender. It’s calming and helps with anxiety….boy, do I need that!! Thanks for the chance!

  37. wendy browne on June 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Since they don’t have Cake Batter, I will go with the Lavender.

  38. Cricket Sosa on June 16, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I want them all!!! But I’d really love the lavender!

  39. Cassie Korando on June 17, 2015 at 9:55 am

    I want the Citrus Mango!

  40. lisa on June 17, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Jasmine sounds good to me. I didn’t know that there were other scents.

  41. Cori Westphal on June 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I think Lemon would be pretty refreshing!

  42. Velaundra{at}Velsworld.com on June 18, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Thanks for this giveaway! I really like this product 😀

  43. LAURIE MURLEY on June 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I would love to have the lavender one

  44. Hannah on June 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I’d love to use the lemon refill!

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