Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and while it’s a nutrient that is needed in your body to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen and bones and also good to be able to recuperate from colds and flus. Vitamin C being water-soluble, will quickly leave your system. Vitamin C is also a good anti accident which helps protect your cells against free radicals however exposure to tobacco smoke, exhaustion, stress, radical changes in temperature, etc. can cause Vitamin C to quickly be used and leave your system.
The human body does not produce vitamin C it is important to get it through your daily nutritional program. Severe vitamin C deficiency can lead to illnesses like scurvy, anemia, bleeding gums, and poor healing of wounds. While many people take Vitamin C supplementation for its antioxidant qualities, the results may fall short from the results and benefits that occur from your regular nutrition.
Eating a diet rich in vitamin C such as fruit and vegetables may lower your risk to many diseases such as many types of cancer, however taking Vitamin C supplements does not appear to have the type of benefits that food does.
While it is believed that taking vitamin C will reduce the severity and duration of a cold several researchers have shown that such results are minimal. Vitamin C in combination with other vitamins and minerals might prevent age-related macular degeneration from getting worse. Several studies have shown that those who have a higher level of vitamin C in their diets have a lower risk of developing cataracts.
A good sign of knowing whether you’re taking too much vitamin C or not is if you develop such symptoms as heartburn, fatigue and sleepiness, headaches, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Most people generally get enough vitamin C from a proper balanced diet however those that have a tendency to deviate from proper healthy eating may benefit from vitamin C supplements.
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