What can vitamin C do for your health?

Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say. It may not be the cure for the common cold, but the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Humans, unlike most animals, are unable to synthesize vitamin C endogenously, so it is an essential dietary component.

Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and certain neurotransmitters. Vitamin C is also involved in protein metabolism in the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.

The amount of vitamin C you need each day depends on your age. Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Vitamin C.

“Most of the studies show that people that are 14 years old, or older, need 500-1000 daily milligrams of vitamin C to achieve health results”

Age Male Female Pregnancy Lactation

0–6 months 40 mg* 40 mg* aaeaaqaaaaaaaajwaaaajdu5mdkxyte4lteyyjgtnguwny1inguylthlm2i2n2rmodvloa

7–12 months 50 mg* 50 mg*

1–3 years 15 mg 15 mg

4–8 years 25 mg 25 mg

9–13 years 45 mg 45 mg

14–18 years 75 mg 65 mg 80 mg 115 mg

19+ years 90 mg 75 mg 85 mg 120 mg

Smokers Individuals who smoke require 35 mg/day more vitamin C than non-smoker’s.

“The ideal dosage is higher than the recommended dietary allowance.”

Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C. Citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice, and potatoes are major contributors of vitamin C. Other good food sources include red and green peppers, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries. Of Course all these fruits and veggies needs to be organic product so you can achieve best results.

Most of the studies show that for people that are 14 years old or older, need 500-1000 daily milligrams of vitamin C to achieve health results. That’s much higher than the RDA of 75-90 milligrams a day for adults. This means that you need to eat much fruits and veggies (recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily).

What happens if I don’t get enough vitamin C?Doc C

People who get little or no vitamin C (below about 10 mg per day) for many weeks can get scurvy. Scurvy causes fatigue, inflammation of the gums, small red or purple spots on the skin, joint pain, poor wound healing, and corkscrew hairs. Additional signs of scurvy include depression as well as swollen, bleeding gums and loosening or loss of teeth. People with scurvy can also develop anaemia. Scurvy is fatal if it is not treated.

In developed countries, vitamin C deficiency can occur as part of general undernutrition. Only 10% to 20% of adults get the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily. For the rest of the people it is not practical to consume the required servings of fruits and vegetables because of the fast and busy lifestyle we all have.

Lucky for them there are Vitamin C supplements.

Doc Vitamin C is a dietary supplement created by Doc Pharma S.A. doc-vitamin-c

A perfect created formula contains:

Citric acid (acidity regulator), Lascorbic acid (vitamin C 1000 mg), sodium bicarbonate (acidity regulator), dextrose (bulking agent), sorbitol (bulking agent), aspartame (sweetener), lemon (flavouring),maltodextrin (bulking agent), neutral cloud (maltodextrin, gum arabic, titanium dioxide), polyethylene glycol PEG 6000 (stabiliser), 5-phosphorus riboflavin (color).

The choice is yours.

Doc Vitamin C is a dietary supplement created by Doc Pharma S.A.