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What is Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

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What is vitamin c or known as ascorbic acid hi guys this is hazel and welcome to wellness today vitamin c is a water-soluble vitamin found in citrus and other fruits and vegetables and also solved as a dietary supplement it is used to treat scurvy vitamin c is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue the formation of collagen and enzymatic production

Of certain neurotransmitters vitamin c also known as ascorbic acid is necessary for the growth development and repair of all body tissues it’s involved in many body functions including formation of collagen absorption of iron the proper functioning of the immune system wound healing and the maintenance of cartilage bones and teeth a powerful antioxidant that helps

Protect your cells against the effects of free radicals molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation from the sun x-rays or other sources free radicals might play a role in heart disease cancer and other diseases fruits and vegetables are the sources of this vitamin example citrus oranges kiwi grapefruit bell

Peppers strawberries tomatoes cruciferous vegetables like broccoli brussels sprouts cabbage cauliflower and white potatoes raw citrus fruits are very high in vitamin c one medium orange provides 70 milligrams of vitamin c while one grapefruit provides about 56 milligrams vitamin c supplements can be taken at any time of the day with or without food although

Taking ascorbic acid with foods can help decrease the potential gastrointestinal side effects caused by its high acidity taking too much vitamin c can cause side effects including nausea vomiting and diarrhea heartburn stomach crumbs or bloating fatigue and sleepiness or sometimes insomnia headache and skin flashing vitamin c is a powerful antioxidant that can

Strengthen your body’s natural defenses antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals when free radicals accumulate they can promote a state known as oxidative stress which has been linked to many chronic diseases studies show that consuming more vitamin c can increase your blood antioxidant

Levels by up to 30 percent this helps the body’s natural defenses fight inflammations vitamin c may help manage high blood pressure vitamin c supplements have been found to lower blood pressure in both healthy adults and those with high blood pressure it may also help lower your risk of heart disease vitamin c supplements have been linked to a reduced risk

Of heart disease these supplements may lower heart disease risk factors including high blood levels of ldl which is the bad cholesterol and triglycerides vitamin c may reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks god’s symptoms appear when there is too much uric in the blood uric acid is a waste product produced by the body at high levels it may

Crystallize and deposit in the joints interestingly several studies shown that vitamin c may help reduce uric acid in the blood and as a result protect against gut attack vitamin c helps prevent iron deficiency iron is an important nutrient that has a variety of functions in the body it’s essential for making red blood cells and transporting oxygen throughout the

Body vitamin c supplements can help improve the absorption of iron from the diet vitamin c assist in converting iron that is poorly absorbed such as plant-based sources of iron into a form that is easier to absorb this is especially useful for people on a meat-free diet as meat is a major source of iron vitamin c boosts immunity one of the main reasons people

Take vitamin c supplements is to boost their immunity as vitamin c is involved in many parts of the immune system vitamin c helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes which help protect the body against infection it strengthens your skin’s defense system and helping wounds heal faster vitamin c protects your memory

And thinking as you age dementia is a broad therm used to describe symptoms of poor thinking and memory low vitamin c levels have been linked to an increased risk of memory and thinking disorders like dementia while high intake of vitamin c from foods and supplements has been shown to have a protective effect can low vitamin c make you tired there are many

Signs and symptoms of deficiency most of which are related to impairments in collagen production or not consuming enough antioxidants some of the earliest signs of deficiency include fatigue red gums easy bruising and bleeding joint pain and rough bumpy skin scurvy is the name for a vitamin c deficiency it can lead to anemia stability exhaustion spontaneous

Bleeding pain in the limbs and especially the legs swelling in some parts of the body and sometimes ulceration of the gums and loss of fit scurvy is treated with high doses of daily vitamin c supplements followed by nutritious diet that supplies 1 to 2 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin c the diet should include increased consumption of fresh fruits

And vegetables most symptoms disappear after one to two weeks gum problems may last longer not eating enough fresh fruits and vegetables can cause the deficiency people feel tired weak and readable in developed countries vitamin c deficiency can occur as part of general under nutrition but severe deficiency causing scurvy is uncommon symptoms include fatigue

Depression and connective tissue defects example gingivitis petticate rash internal bleeding impaired wound healing what are three symptoms of scurvy see a general practitioner if you’re at risk of scurvy feel very tired and weak all the time feel irritable and sad all the time have severe joint or leg pain have swollen bleeding gums sometimes teeth can fall

Out develop red or blue spots on the skin usually on your shins have a skin that bruises easily how do you know if your vitamin c is low in adults symptoms of vitamin c deficiency developed after weeks two months of vitamin c depletion lassitude weakness irritability weight loss and vague myolgias and alteralgias may develop early symptoms of scurvy related to

Defects in connective tissues developed after a few months of deficiency vitamin c and its skin benefits a few clinical studies have demonstrated that vitamin c can improve wrinkles one study showed that daily use of vitamin c formulation for at least three months improved the appearance of fine and coarse wrinkles of the face and neck as well as improved overall

Skin texture and appearance the incredible antioxidant anti-inflammatory nutrient is known to improve skin tone and texture hydrate the skin reduce signs of aging adding vitamin c to your skin care routine can not only brighten your complexion but also protect against skin damage caused by sun exposure and harmful free radicals the bottom line vitamin c is a

Water-soluble vitamin that must be obtained from the diet or supplements it has been linked to many impressive health benefits such as boosting antioxidant levels lowering blood pressure protecting against gout attacks improving iron absorption boosting immunity and reducing heart disease and dementia risk overall vitamin c supplements are a great and simple

Way to boost your vitamin c intake if you struggle to get enough from your diet thank you for watching guys if you like this video please don’t forget to like comment and subscribe to my channel wellness today by hazel and hit the notification bell for more updates thank you bye

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