How can Vitamin C help us?

Vitamin C is one of the most popular vitamins, which is hardly surprising if you have a look at its beneficial effects.

 

+ Vitamin C contributes to a reducing tiredness and fatigue.

If you don't get enough vitamin C, you will feel suffer from fatigue and a lack of energy.

+ Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system, even during and after intense physical exercise.

+ Vitamin C contribute to the protection of cells against oxidative stress.

Nutrients are being transformed into energy within the cells of the human body. It is during this process that free radicals are formed. A free radical is a molecule with an unpaired electron. In order to stabilize itsel, it will try to take an electron from a neighboring molecule (protein, fatty acids, DNA, ...), which in turn can cause damage other cells. This we call oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is considered an important cause of the premature aging processes, cardiovascular disease as well as degenerative disesase. Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, neutralize free radicals by donating one of their own electrons. This will prevent oxidative stress and damage to the cells.

+ Vitamin C increases iron absorption

Iron deficiency is an often-occurring and uncomfortable problem, mainly because this trace mineral has several functions. For example, iron ensures the transportion of oxygen from the lungs throughout to the cells of the body by the red blood cells. Iron also triggers the production of antibodies and helps to dillute harmful substances. Vitamin C helps the body to absorb iron more easily.

+ Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation and the normal function of bones, cartilage, gums, skin, tendons and blood vessels.

Collagen is a protein. As the main component of connective tissue, it keeps the skin firm and elastic. Besides, it's also a structural component for the structure and formation of the tissues in the blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth. Vitamin C is important for collagen formation.

 

Vitamin C is a key element for the course of various essential processes in our body. We have to take care to ensure that our body absorbs enough of this vitamin. Are you looking for your daily portion of Vitamin C? Fill your shopping cart with fruits and vegetables, such as the acerola, berries, kiwi, citrus,  strawberries, fennel, spinach, peppers, cabbage varieties, garlic, onions, pears, and much more. Note that it's a misunderstanding to think that a big dose of Vitamin C is sufficient for several days. Our body isn't able to store Vitamin C, so we have to provide our cells with a new, daily portion of it. Therefore, it's always a good idea to have a food supplement with Vitamin C in your cupboards, so you can give your family a boost in those seasons when there's less consumption of fruit and vegetables with a high Vitamin C concentration or when one of the family members suffers from a weakened immune system.