Vitamin C Helps Maintain our Sexual Health

Vitamin C is so important to not only the maintenance of our overall health, but to our sexual health as well!

The recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for women is 75mg, for pregnant women it is 85mg and for men it is 90mg.

Here are 6 ways that Vitamin C helps improve and maintain our sexual health:

  1. Boosts immunity –Vitamin C can help prevent unwanted viruses or illnesses like recurring herpes outbreaks, common colds/the flu, and any other viruses which have a negative impact on our sexual health and sex drive
  2. Strengthens skin – Vitamin C helps to strengthen skin and heal wounds heal faster – important to strengthen skin around or vagina and help the skin heal from a genital/oral herpes outbreak or vaginal yeast infection
  3. Boosts libido – Vitamin C helps to increase sex drive by getting rid of harmful free radicals in the body and maintaining oxygen concentration in the blood
  4. Keeps our bodies strong – Vitamin C can assist in the absorption of iron which is so important for the strength of our sexual health
  5. Powerful antioxidant – Maintains the strength of our sexual health and helps protect the body fight against disease
  6. Feel happy! – Vitamin C helps regulate the stress hormone of cortisol which can help fight off feelings of depression

Natural Food Sources of Vitamin C:

  • Citrus fruits
  • All berries
  • Kiwis
  • Guavas
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Leafy greens 
  • Cruciferous vegetables (i.e. cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower)
  • Melons (i.e. cantaloupe)

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