The Basics Of Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient that cannot be stored or made in the body, so a regular intake is required. It plays many beneficial roles, including supporting the normal function of the immune system, normal formation of collagen for normal skin function and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin C can be found in many fruits and vegetables, such as oranges and broccoli.
Quick Facts About Vitamin C
- Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, it comes out in our wee, so we need an adequate intake every day.
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation, which is important for skin.
- Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of bones, teeth, cartilage, gums and blood vessels.
- Vitamin C protects our cells from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants on the body.
- The main foods that contribute to our vitamin C intake are fruits and vegetables.
- A daily intake of 200mg Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise.
- Vitamin C increases non-haem iron absorption, the mineral essential for normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin.
About Vitamin C Levels
The NHS suggests that men and women between the ages of 19 and 64 should get 40mg of vitamin C each day, however many experts believe there are times when higher levels of vitamin C can be beneficial. The NHS also advises that children from six months up to five years old are given a daily vitamin supplement which contains vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin D. They should also eat foods rich in vitamin C.
Last Modified 12/04/2021
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Your Questions About Vitamin C
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Q. What Foods Include Vitamin C?
A. Some of the richest food sources of vitamin C include guavas, kiwi fruits, peppers, rosehips, brussels sprouts, citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit, broccoli, potatoes and strawberries.
Q. How Often Should You Get Vitamin C?
A. Because vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin it comes out in our wee, which means we need an adequate intake every day.
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