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Vitamin C and Its Functions

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin needed for normal development and growth. It is an antioxidant that aids in maintaining the connective tissue collagen, iron absorption, and protection against infections. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is needed to form collagen in cartilage, muscles, bones, and blood vessels.
A lot of uses for vitamin C have been suggested but only a few have been considered beneficial in scientific studies. Research in asthma, cancer, as well as diabetes, remain inconclusive. No benefits were discovered in the prevention of heart disease and cataracts.

General Uses of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important component of both bodybuilding processes and disease prevention. The following are the benefits of vitamin c or ascorbic acid.

1.    Asthma and allergy relief

Vitamin C is found on the surfaces of the lung airways. When vitamin C is insufficient, this causes constriction of the bronchi and reduces the lung function. Vitamin C supplementation has been associated with relief of asthmatic symptoms; however, outcomes have been inconclusive and there is a need for further studies.

2.    Prevention of cancer

Vitamin c is an antioxidant associated with a reduced risk for colon, lung, stomach, prostate, and oral cancer.

3.    Prevention of cataract

Long-term investigations on vitamin C supplementation as well as cataract development have demonstrated a significant reduction in the risk of cataract, especially among women. It was found that intake of vitamin C in women who are 60 years of age decreased the risk of cataracts by 57%.

4.    Production of collagen

Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen, a protein that connects cells and is regarded as the building block of connective tissue all over the body. Collagen is vital to the development and health of ligaments, cartilage, skin, cornea, as well as other tissues and structures in the body. Vitamin C is also believed to promote faster healing of injuries and wounds because of its function in the manufacturing of collagen

5.    Diabetes control

Supplementation of vitamin C may help individuals with diabetes in controlling the level of blood sugar in the body and improving metabolism.

6.    Prevention of gallbladder disease

In a study published in the Internal Medicine archives involving 13000 subjects, it was found that women who took vitamin C supplements on a daily basis were 34% less likely to have gallstones and gallbladder diseases. Women with a deficiency in ascorbic acid had an increased risk of acquiring gallbladder diseases.

7.    Boost the immune system

Vitamin C is responsible for increasing the production of white blood cell and is critical in maintaining a balanced immune system. Research studies have linked vitamin C to increased exposure to infection. Vitamin C is also prescribed for individuals found to be HIV positive to strengthen their immune system.

8.    Hormone building and neurotransmitter

One of the aspects of Vitamin C that most people are unaware of is its capacity to change substances into neurotransmitters. Yes, Vitamin C is crucial to the conversion of substances into neurotransmitters, the chemicals in the brain that facilitate the transmission of nerve impulses. These neurotransmitters include dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin and are accountable for the proper functioning of the brain. Deficiency may lead to psychiatric illness. Moreover, vitamin C aids in the production of adrenal hormones.

Vitamin C vs. Synthetic Vitamin C vs. Ester C
(Link to article “Types of Vitamin C”)
All vitamins, whether it is natural or synthetic, are manufactured in the laboratory. Natural vitamin C may come from foods, including veggies and fruits, while synthetic vitamins are made in the laboratory. Ester C, on the other hand, has a different component from ascorbic acid or vitamin C. In an experiment published in Advances in Therapy, it was found that Ester C is great for people sensitive to acidic foods.

Food Sources for Vitamin C

The different food sources for vitamin C include strawberries, green peppers, citrus fruits, broccoli, leafy greens, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, mango, watermelon, papaya, red peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, blueberries, raspberries, pineapples, and cranberries. The best way to obtain the daily requirement of vitamin C is to eat a well-balanced diet that contains different foods from the food guide pyramid. When taking vitamin C, consult your health practitioner or GP for the recommended dosage.



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