Vitamin C supports the body's immune system. It improves the work of the circulatory system. Prevents aging processes. It is helpful in the treatment of colds and inflammations.
VITAMIN C - is one of the best known nutrients. Unlike most animals, man cannot produce it by himself. It should therefore be regularly supplied with food or in the form of supplements.
Vitamin C is extremely sensitive to:
high temperature, heat treatment can lead to 40-70% loss of vitamin C
keeping cooked foods at an elevated temperature or storing them in the fridge until the next day can reduce it by 60-80%.
Like any water-soluble vitamin, it is not stored in the body, so its excess within a few hours, and with physical load is expelled from the body even faster.
In what cases is the demand for Vitamin C increased?
in some life situations that cause high nervous tension,
high body temperature
decrease in immune resistance,
people who smoke cigarettes,
people who are forever tired
with many ailments to increase the body's resistance to fight,
What functions does vitamin C perform in the body?
activates numerous enzymes,
plays an important role in cell respiration and in protection against stress,
supports the absorption of iron from food,
together with folic acid and vitamin B12 stimulates the production of red blood cells.
thanks to its antioxidant properties, it supports the body's immune system,
is also necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system,
participates in the formation of connective tissue structures, thanks to which it helps to maintain the integrity of the skin, gums, bones and cartilage,
protects blood vessels.
1 serving i.e. 1 gram of vitamin C should be consumed once a day. It is recommended to eat during a meal with plenty of water (200 - 300 ml). Another form of vitamin C intake is by dissolving it in water or your favorite drink / juice.