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Lemon Water and Vitamin C

Recently my good friend Dana posted an informative blog about drinking some warm lemon infused water every morning.  Included in her blog was other recipes regarding real-fruit flavored water – some of which are found at upscale resorts.

My strange mind decided to think about the benefits of Vitamin C.

First of all, I wondered which citrus fruit had more vitamin C: Orange or Lemon?

As it turns out, an orange has more vitamin C than a Lemon.  And the grapefruit fell in between the two.  Source of info:  Livestrong.com

One of the benefits of Vitamin C is better skin

  • At our Modesto, CA office, Surgical Artistry Plastic Surgery, we carry various vitamin C serums.  Including those from Obagi.  We have a page about Obagi Peels which uses certain acids.  (Vitamin C is an acid too).  Vitamin C serum works well together with those using Botox to prevent wrinkles.
Vitamin C Serum by Obagi - comes in varying strengths

Vitamin C Serum by Obagi – comes in varying strengths


Vitamin C denatures with heat

denatured protein

  • There are many sources that say that 70 degrees Celsius is the temperature at which Vitamin C is denatured. 
  • Thus as a modification of what I do with warm lemon water, is I keep the temperature down a bit – I’d like to get the benefits of vitamin C.

Lemon Juice and Teeth

  • Acids have been known to erode away enamel of the teeth
  • perhaps drinking through a straw might help – but this leads to some lines around the mouth which I can Botox – the name of this muscle is the obicularis oris face muscle.
  • My own adaptation:  I just swish a bit with regular water after drinking lemon water – that goes for lemon aid, orange juice, and grapefruit juice.

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