Yes Your Daily Caffeine Consumption Cancels Out Vitamin C Absorption?
To all coffee lovers out there, this one’s for you!
An Ode To Coffee…
Coffee is considered the ‘survival juice’ to many, most people orchestrate their lives to the tune of coffee, are unwilling to even utter one word or communicate before they’ve had their daily morning dose of caffeine.. Personally - and other than the one and only cup of coffee that I consume every morning- I have never quite understood why people crave it at any given point of their day; early mornings, late mornings, post lunch and early evenings! It’s like coffee is the instant fixer upper.. Coffee coffee coffee.. The addiction, the fascination, the abundance and affinity makes one doubt that it’s coffee that’s actually addicted to them and not the other way around..
Which brings me to my next very valid notion.. In order for us to stay healthy, there is one very crucial vitamin that needs to exist in our bodies on a daily basis in certain amounts that is actually canceled out by one’s caffeine consumption..
Vitamin C is the number one water-soluble vitamin required by the body for the completion of multiple processes and given the fact that it’s not fat soluble, it cannot be stored in the body for extended periods of time.. Meaning, the extra vitamin C is removed by kidneys and flushed out of the body by urine.. So, we must absorb steady amounts of this vital vitamin on a daily basis to maintain optimum health, sadly your caffeine consumption is not even close to helping in that case, it can actually lower the amount of Vitamin C available to the body. Over time, this can result in serious health problems…
Why is Vitamin C Necessary to the Body?
Just in case you needed a reminder, vitamin C provides the body with numerous benefits..
# It’s filled with antioxidants that are required by the body to neutralize free radicals which when left alone, will start to damage the body’s cells and tissue.
# Supports the immune system and promote a healthy heart.
# Improves the memory and can even reduce the signs of normal aging.
# In a way, it is the fountain of youth. Vitamin C is required for the body to create its own collagen which forms the building blocks of bone, tendon and blood vessels, collagen is required to keep the skin looking young and healthy.
# Keeps cholesterol levels within the normal ranges. Through supporting the cholesterol and improving arterial vitality, Vitamin C works to maintain a healthy heart.
# Helps improve eye health and maintain a healthy blood pressure.
How Does Coffee Harm Vitamin C Consumption?
Immediately after drinking a cup of coffee, the caffeine will increase the amount of calcium excreted by the body. Each 150 milligrams of coffee results in a corresponding loss of five milligrams of calcium. Over time, this can reduce bone mass and increase the risk of hip fractures. Caffeine also prevents Vitamin D receptors from absorbing Vitamin D and can limit iron absorption.
Caffeine reduces the amount of nutrients available to the body. Since coffee is a mild diuretic, it causes more urine to be produced by the body. As more urine is released by the body, it takes Vitamin C and the B vitamins with it. In addition, caffeine directly interferes with how the body can metabolize B vitamins. As a result of this diuretic action, individuals who drink coffee can become depleted of Vitamin C…
How To Increase Vitamin C Absorption..
Other than supplying the body with natural vitamin C resources such as fruits and vegetables, one can supplement with additional vitamin C such as effervescent tablets.. However, the latest technology that promises maximum absorption comes in the form of a pill, as we mentioned, we need to increase the amounts of ‘stored’ vitamin C and by taking a ‘liposomal Vitamin C’ it is easily broken down and absorbed by the digestive system. Once absorbed, it can be released into the bloodstream and used by the cells when needed..
What Are Liposomes?
Liposomes are tiny fat soluble vehicles for carrying nutrients to the body’s cells. They play an important role in their ability to hold the greatest volume of vitamin C.
So next time you reach out for that vitamin C tablet make sure Liposomes are tagging along.. This way you make vitamin C more bio available in your body and enjoy you cup of coffee relatively ‘guilt free’..
Below are different sources that provide this extra benefit..