Vitamin C-1000 Complex - 100 tabs

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Vitamin C Ascorbic acid or vitamin C contributes with many functions of the body, including the absorption of iron. Large doses of vitamin C generally do not produce toxicity because, being a water soluble vitamin, this simply is expelled through the urine. People who tend to suffer from kidney stones may find that their situation is exacerbated with vitamin C supplements or taking it in megadoses.

It is a water-soluble vitamin needed for normal growth and development.

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Excess amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine; that means you need a continuous supply of these vitamins in the diet.

Functions

Vitamin C is needed for growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Used for:

  • Form an important protein used to produce the skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels.
  • Heal wounds and form scar tissue.
  • Repair and maintain the cartilage, bones and teeth.

Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants, which are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals.

  • Free radicals are produced when the body breaks down food or when you are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation.
  • Free radical accumulation over time is largely responsible for the aging process.
  • Free radicals may play a role in cancer, heart disease, and disorders such as arthritis.
  • Antioxidants also help reduce the bodily harm caused by the chemical pollutants and toxic as cigarette smoke.

The body cannot produce vitamin C alone, nor nor stores. It is therefore important to include many foods containing this vitamin in the diet.

For many years, vitamin C has been a popular remedy for the common cold.

  • Research shows that, for most people, vitamin C supplements or foods rich in this vitamin does not reduce the risk for the common cold.
  • However, people who regularly take vitamin C supplements could have colds slightly shorter or more mild symptoms.
  • Take a vitamin C supplement after the start of a cold does not seem to serve.

Food sources

All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin C.

Fruits that are the major sources of vitamin C include:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Fruits and Citrus juices
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries
  • Watermelon or melon

Vegetables that are the major sources of vitamin C include:

  • Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower
  • Red and green peppers
  • Spinach, cabbage, green turnips and other leafy vegetables
  • Potato or white potato and sweet (sweet potato)
  • Tomatoes and their juice

Some cereals and other foods are fortified with vitamin C. enriched means that the food has been added you a vitamin or mineral. Check product labels to see how much vitamin C contains.

Cook foods rich in vitamin C or store them for a long period of time can reduce the vitamin content. Cook in microwave or steamed foods rich in vitamin C can reduce losses by cooking. The best food sources of vitamin C are the fruits and vegetables raw or uncooked.

Side effects

The serious side effects because of too much vitamin C are very uncommon because the body cannot store vitamin. However, quantities of more than 2,000 mg/day, given that such high doses can lead to stomach upset and diarrhea are not recommended.

Too little of vitamin C can lead to signs and symptoms of deficiency, such as:

  • Anemia.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Decreased ability to fight infections.
  • Decrease in the rate of wound healing.
  • Dryness and formation of separate hair strands.
  • Tendency to the formation of hematomas.
  • Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums).
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Possible increase in weight due to slow metabolism.
  • Rough, dry, scaly skin.
  • Pain and inflammation of the joints.
  • Weakening of the enamel of the teeth.

A severe form of vitamin C deficiency is known as scurvy, which mainly affects older, malnourished adults.

Recommendations

Recommended dietary (RDA) for vitamins daily rations reflects how much of each vitamin should get the majority of the people every day. The RDA for vitamins is usable as a goal for each person.

The amount of each vitamin you need depends on your age and sex. Other factors such as pregnancy and disease, are equally important.

The best way to get the daily requirement of essential vitamins, including vitamin C, is to eat a balanced diet that contains a variety of foods.