What happens in the body if you take vitamin C every day?


Vitamin C is found in some foods naturally, added to some, and is also available as a dietary supplement. But how does daily intake of this vitamin affect the body?

According to Dr. Darren Marinis, this vitamin is an essential addition to the daily diet, and knowing how it affects the body is important.

– Vitamin C is not produced in the body and therefore it is necessary to take it through food – he said.

Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, but also vegetables, and some people like to take it with supplements.

Vitamin C deficiency can cause numerous health problems, and among the most common symptoms are weight loss, fatigue, inflamed gums that can bleed, wounds that need a long time to heal, cold after cold, and the like.

– Vitamin C is an essential component of connective tissue and plays a major role in its recovery – says Dr. Marinis.

Antioxidants can prevent cell damage, and thus have a good effect on health, when it comes to oxidative stress.

Dr. Marinis explains that vitamin C is needed for collagen biosynthesis and that is why it is found in so many cosmetic products.

There is evidence that it keeps heart disease away, and one of the largest studies conducted, which included 85,000 women, showed that the intake of vitamin C through foods, but also supplements, reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.

There is also evidence that vitamin C can prevent aging-related diseases, macular degeneration and cataracts, the two leading causes of vision loss.

It is considered a great helper of strong immunity, but some experts point out that it does not have to be as good in preventing colds, as you may have thought. It can shorten the duration of a cold, adds Dr. Marinis and explains that it can also calm the usual symptoms in the general population, probably due to its antihistamine effect due to the high dose of vitamin C.

Although it is not toxic nor will it cause severe consequences if taken in an overdose, it can be responsible for problems such as diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramps. There is some evidence to suggest that high doses of vitamin C may trigger certain reactions that will cause kidney stones.

Vitamin C will contribute to the absorption of iron, and one study showed that only 100 mg of vitamin C can encourage better absorption of iron in the blood.

Since it is impossible to create a larger supply of this important nutrient, it is very important to take it in sufficient quantity every day. Choose peppers, oranges, pineapple, lemon and grapefruit, strawberries, papaya, broccoli, prosciutto, cabbage, kale, kiwi and primrose. It is also good to keep in mind that heat treatment of food destroys all vitamin C, so be careful how you prepare food.

The recommended daily dose is 90 mg for men, 75 mg for women, and smokers and people with arthritis should take an additional 35 mg daily.

Source: Vesti online by www.vesti-online.com.

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