Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is one of the most important substances for the body, which our organism cannot create on its own. It is a water-soluble vitamin and is essential for maintaining the body's health. Vitamin C is essential for building bones, blood vessels, muscles and tendons.
Vitamin C strongly strengthens the immune system. Of the total amount of vitamins taken, "C" occupies a large part.
What is vitamin C good for?
- it helps to support normal immune system function during and after intense physical exercise
- contributes to the normal production of collagen for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth
- contributes to the normal functioning of the metabolism
- contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
- contributes to normal mental activity
- helps protect cells from oxidative stress
- helps to reduce the level of tiring and exhaustion
- plays an important role in the formation of a strong type of connective tissue (collagen)
- positively affects the body's immunity even during viral and bacterial infections
- improves skin quality
- promotes the absorption of minerals in the body
- helps to eliminate toxins and heavy metals from the body
- it´s good for mental health and physical state
Recommended daily dose
According to the recommended daily intake tables, a healthy person should take around 80 mg of vitamin C per day. The maximum dose should not exceed 200 mg of the vitamin per day.
Vitamin C overdose
Vitamin C belongs to the group of water-soluble vitamins. This means that the body does not store vitamin C. The surplus of the vitamin is easily eliminated from the body, so there should be no overdose. However, beware of long-term high use of the vitamin, which can result in low blood sugar and excessive absorption of heavy metals.
When should vitamin C be added to the body?
- infectious and viral diseases
- for elevated blood cholesterol levels
- during stress
- if you are overweight
- if you smoke
- in inflammations
- during wound healing
- during increased physical activity
- in pregnancy
- during lactation
- when taking antibiotics
In what form to supply vitamin C to the body?
Vitamin C is found in virtually every fresh fruit and vegetable, but most of it is found in rose hips. About 100 g of rosehip flesh contains ten times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges. Other foods rich in vitamin C include sea buckthorn, blackcurrants, red peppers and Brussels sprouts. It is ideal to consume these foods fresh and raw because the vitamins are lost during cooking and long-term storage.
Superfoods are foods rich in nutrients and vitamins and their health benefits are higher than those of other foods. Vitamin C is particularly rich in Chinese cowpea or Goji, cocoa beans (if you consume cocoa unroasted), young barley or ginger.
Most people do not get the required amount of vitamin C in their diet, so it is advisable to supplement it. In our offer you can find, for example, Vitamin C with rose hips, MultiKomplex of vitamins and minerals or Fit Cé with gradual release of the vitamin during the day.
How do you know if you have a vitamin C deficiency?
If you have a long-term deficiency of vitamin C in your body, you may observe some symptoms:
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