Everything you ever wanted to know about vitamin C

Everything you ever wanted to know about vitamin C

Natural vitamin C therapy before winter, and all is right with the world. Could it really be so simple? To find out, Kusmi examines the benefits of vitamin C and its role on your health. How can we prevent vitamin C deficiency through food? Is vitamin C therapy really necessary? Should it only be used in winter or all throughout the year? Kusmi has the answers.



Vitamin C's role in the body


As you already know, vitamin C, like other vitamins, is an essential nutrient for our health and wellness. Why is it so important? How and where does it act in our body?

The antioxidant properties of vitamin C explain much of its biological effects. Vitamin C contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system. It stimulates lymphocytes and the production of antibodies. It boosts the body's natural defenses and is therefore highly recommended in winter to help fight diseases like the dreaded winter cold.

Vitamin C also helps to protect cells against oxidative stress. Its action can be beneficial when the body needs it the most, such as during intense physical activity, pollution, or sun exposure.


Generally speaking, vitamin C has multiple functions and benefits in our body:

  • Vitamin C provides our bodies with a feeling of well-being.
  • It helps reduce fatigue and promotes vibrancy and vitality. A vitamin C deficiency can lead to general exhaustion. That's why the French Agency for Food, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety recommends a daily intake of 110 mg of vitamin C each day for adults.
  • It helps protect the body against oxidative stress.
  • It slows down skin aging.
  • It regulates stress and mood.



In short, vitamin C is the ABCs of wellness and one of our greatest allies. Ultimately, it boosts our defenses, preserves our vitality, and stimulates the production of antibodies! To put it simply, it keeps us healthy. But to take full advantage of it, we need to be sure that our body gets enough of it.

Because yes, even though vitamin C is super important, it is not synthesized naturally by the body and must be provided through food (fruits, vegetables, etc.). Nature hasn't always gotten it right! To benefit from vitamin C, it is important to give our body enough of it.

But how? Through our diet (lots of fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins and nutrients) and what we drink. What if vitamin-rich green tea could help contribute to your daily intake of vitamin C?



What foods are rich in vitamin C?


When we think of vitamin C, we think of….oranges. But are there other foods that are even richer in vitamin C, offering hidden superpowers? Fortunately, Kusmi is here to do them justice. We've made a list of fruits and vegetables.


  • Acerola cherries, a superfruit with amazing powers.

Acerola is a shrub that is native to the tropical areas of the Caribbean. Its small red berries taste good, offering a sour taste and loads of vitamin C. And we mean loads...nearly 30 to 40 times the amount in an orange! Let's hear it for acerola cherries!




The Kusmi revolution: Immune Defense Ritual, a 28-day vitamin-packed therapy. 


As you may know, acerola cherries are very hard to find in food markets. How about a simple acerola therapy? We've created a vitamin-rich tea, naturally enriched with acerola and vitamin C. This Immunity Defense Ritual is our new product, offered as a 28-day vitamin therapy. With our Immunity Defence Ritual vitamin C therapy, you can increase your vitamin C intake, without even thinking about it, and enjoy the benefits it has to offer.

Green tea with acerola cherries is a natural solution that keeps your body functioning normally and boosts your immune system. Want to try a worry-free vitamin C therapy? Try our organic green tea Immune Defense Ritual.



  • Guava, the exotic fruit that combines enjoyment with vitamins

    Guava, a tropical fruit native to Central America, is one of the most vitamin C-rich foods. Its edible skin is absolutely packed with vitamin C, more than five times the amount in an orange. Now, you know how to respond to the haters when you order guava juice! It's more than meets the eye!


  • Parsley, the vitamin-(over)packed plant

    Parsley is a divisive plant...almost as notorious as cilantro. And yet, you'd be smart to include it with all of your dishes. With 190 mg of vitamin C per 100 g, parsley is jam-packed plant that you won't want to skip each day.


  • Red bell pepper, one of the best sources of vitamin C

    Red pepper is a sweet pepper that is frequently used in Mexican recipes. Not only is it delightfully tasty to eat, this fruity-vegetable is rich in fiber and vitamins A and C, and it is a major source of antioxidants.



Supplementing with vitamin C


Whether you get it through food supplements or your diet, it's always a good idea to pay attention to your daily intake of vitamin C. Your health depends on it! That's way, at Kusmi, we decided to combine health and wellness with our Immune Defense Ritual, a vitamin-rich Sencha green tea that helps you get your recommended daily dose of vitamin C to boost your immune system. What's the goal? To offer a simple 28-day natural vitamin C therapy that allows you to savor a bag of orange-flavored Sencha green tea, enriched with organic acerola cherries. It's the perfect way to support your immunity and boost your vivacity and vitality!