The anti-oxidant properties of, vitamin C helps protect our cells against damage incurred by free radicals.
The human organism does not have the ability to synthesize Vitamin C. It must be supplied by our food on a daily basis. Fresh fruit and vegetables contain the highest levels of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is very volatile and can easily be destroyed by air, light and heat. Make sure you cut or peel your fruit and vegetables shortly before consuming them and select a quick steam or stir-fry for cooking.
Vitamin C, smoking and medication
Smokers require greater quantities of Vitamin C. Smoking 20 cigarettes daily can cause a 25% vitamin C deficit and up to 40% for those smoking over 20 cigarettes. A number of medications, namely oral contraceptives, Aspirin and many anti-inflammatories, can reduce Vitamin C levels in the blood.
The Marvels of Vitamin C, because :
- It helps produce collagen
- It helps prevent osteoporosis by supporting a healthy bone mass through protein synthesis and mineral support.
- Helps boost th immune system
- Helps promote good dental and gum health
- Is anti-infectious and helps heal scars
- Helps balance Adrenal glands and prevents fatigue
- Increases anti-oxidant and detoxifying enzymes and liver activity by more than 50%
- Its anti-histamine properties make Vitamin C helpful against allergic reactions.
- Helps produce red blood cells and increases iron absorption
If you can, select an ascorbate calcium or Ester- C supplement, since it is less acidic than Vitamin C in ascorbic acid form.- Back to previous page -