Vitamin C
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Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the most important vitamins for our health. It strengthens our immune system, it protects us against colds, and it makes us more resistant to stress. Even the skin, hair, connective tissue and bones could not be formed without the intervention of Vitamin C, which is involved in the coenzyme that produces collagen.

The consumption of vitamin C also strengthens the blood vessels, which avoids the deposit of cholesterol in them and prevents the development of arteriosclerosis.

Apart from strengthening the immune system, vitamin C is also involved in many metabolic processes, such as detoxification and the synthesis of collagen, which is a basic component for the skin, connective tissue and bones.

A vitamin C deficiency can cause disorders in the healing of wounds. That is the reason why people with injuries or wounds have a higher demand of vitamin C, as well as athletes, smokers, diabetic people and women who are pregnant or lactating.

Ascorbic acid fights stress and protects the cells from aging.

What is vitamin C?

  • Vitamin C, whose chemical name is ascorbic acid, is one of the essential substances for the organism.
  • Since the body cannot produce vitamin C naturally, we need to consume it regularly in order to stay healthy.

Table of contents

    1. What is vitamin C?
    2. Effects of vitamin C
    3. Vitamin C is especially recommended in the following cases:
    4. What foods contain vitamin C?
    5. What are the symptoms of a Vitamin C deficiency?
    6. Intake and administration of Vitamin C
    7. Who can benefit from Vitamin C?
    8. According to experts on vitamin C:
      1. 1. Vitamin C protects against myocardial and cerebrovascular attacks
      2. 2. Vitamin C can prolong life
      3. 3. Cancer prevention

  • Vitamin C is essential for the formation and maintenance of collagen, the main component of the skin, connective tissue, and bones.
  • It is an antioxidant agent that protects the cells and tissues from the attacks of free radicals and aggressive molecules.
  • Ascorbic acid strengthens the immune system in two ways: it encourages the creation of antibodies and it is used by white blood cells as protection from viruses and bacteria.
  • A severe vitamin C deficiency can have serious consequences, such as causing scurvy, the ancient sailor's disease.
  • It is mainly found in fruit and vegetables, but is very sensitive to light and oxygen.

Effects of vitamin C

Without enough vitamin C, the white blood cells, or leukocytes, cannot repel infections. And since vitamin C is involved with the basic coenzyme in the formation of collagen, neither can the body create the skin, hair, connective tissue or bones.

Another of the essential functions of vitamin C, is that it is a powerful antioxidant element that protects the organism from the free radicals and inhibits the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines. It also helps with the recovery of iron required by the body and, moreover, it combats stress.

Vitamin C is especially recommended in the following cases:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Cancers
  • Injuries and serious surgeries
  • Burns
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • People with iron deficiency anaemia
  • Stress
  • Practicing sports
  • When consuming nicotine, alcohol, or medicines (antibiotics, aspirin, contraceptives)
  • When there is a vitamin C deficiency due to malnutrition or dialysis
  • To prevent the development of atherosclerosis, osteoporosis or cardiovascular diseases
  • During pregnancy and lactation

What foods contain vitamin C?

Vitamin C is included in almost all vegetables. Specially in acerola cherries, rosehip, and sea buckthorn, which have a very high concentrations of ascorbic acid. However, the foods that contain the greatest amounts of vitamin C are blackcurrant, guava, kiwi, peppers, citrus, parsley and cabbage.

Due to its high sensitivity to light and oxygen, the vitamin C content may be completely lost shortly after storing the food.

What are the symptoms of a Vitamin C deficiency?

  • Bleeding of the gums and loss of teeth (scurvy)
  • Depressed mood
  • Mood swings and emotional instability
  • Weakness of the immune system
  • Frequent colds
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty to concentrate
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Connective tissue damage
  • Muscle damage

Intake and administration of Vitamin C

Experts do not agree on which is the daily required intake of ascorbic acid. It is quite difficult to recommend a precise intake due to the fact that it has preventive properties for many diseases. The daily intake for adults ranges from the 200 to 250mg a day.

But, occasionally, it is recommended an intake of 1000mg for some diseases or when the individual is suffering from excessive physical deterioration. This is why it is also very difficult for consumers to provide these quantities exclusively through fruit and vegetables. To obtain 1000mg of vitamin C, we would have to eat around 10 kiwis or approximately 650 grams of parsley. This is why consuming a vitamin C dietary supplement is a very useful choice.

Who can benefit from Vitamin C?

  • People who suffer from gum disease or bleeding gums
  • People with injuries or burns
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Diabetic people
  • Athletes
  • People who have a greater need for vitamin C due to stress, smoking, alcohol, or drugs
  • Cancer patients
  • People with a weak immune system
  • Those who need to heal wounds

According to experts on vitamin C:

1. Vitamin C protects against myocardial and cerebrovascular attacks

The evaluation of the Second Survey on Health and Nutrition (NHANESII) revealed that an increase in the intake of vitamin C reduces significantly the risk of suffering a myocardial or stroke attack. In addition, vitamin C also reduces cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides.

2. Vitamin C can prolong life

Researchers from the University of Cambridge in England have discovered that vitamin C can prolong life. Clinical studies proved that the greater the average concentration of vitamin C in the blood, the better health of that person will be.

3. Cancer prevention

The consumption of this substance on a regular basis is a tool to protect the body against cancer.


Vitamin C

All about Vitamin C

Vitamin C, whose chemical name is L-ascorbic acid, is one of the main exponents of a group of micronutrients, called vitamins, which are enormously dispersed by foods of animal and vegetable origin and that owes its name to its condition of essential elements for the viability of human life.

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