Vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin, is located in many tissues, including blood vessels, and may be protective against the oxidation of LDL, since low vitamin C levels in the aorta have been found in people with cardiovascular disease. Together, beta carotene and vitamin C may offer synergistic protection against cardiovascular disease. In addition, both of these antioxidants complement the actions of vitamin E in preventing oxidation of LDL and other bio molecules. Beta-carotene is a fat-soluble antioxidant while vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant, and together they provide antioxidant protection to both the lipid and the aqueous portions of our body’s cellular matrix.
How do you maintain healthy vitamin C levels?