Vitamin-C

What is vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, necessary for the healthy functioning of the body. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin; our bodies don’t store it, so we have to get enough from our diets every day.

The benefits of vitamin C and its roles include:

  • An antioxidant – it helps protects cells against damage from free-radicals (oxidation), which has been linked to chronic disease
  • Enzyme support- maintaining a healthy nervous system by supporting enzymes that process messages between neurons in the brain
  • Collagen co-creator - contributing to the production of collagen for tendons and ligaments, skin, cornea, bones, blood vessels and cartilage
  • Iron enabler - helping the body to absorb non-heme iron from plant sources
  • Defender – vitamin C supports our immune system, which helps to defend us from illnesses
  • Healthy ageing advocate – as it can help us to produce collagen, vitamin C can help to preserve skin elasticity, which is key for healthy looking skin
  • Healing helper – this antioxidant helps to heal wounds and form scar tissue, amongst other physiological function

Vitamin C is found in lots of fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits and juices, dark green leafy veg, peppers and berries.

Vitamin C deficiency is rare but can lead to scurvy, which causes symptoms such as fatigue and swollen, bleeding gums.

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Functions of Vitamin C:-

  1. Boosts Immune System: Enhances the immune system's ability to fight infections and diseases.
  2. Collagen Production: Vital for the synthesis of collagen, which is necessary for healthy skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.
  3. Wound Healing: Aids in the healing of wounds by promoting the formation of scar tissue.
  4. Iron Absorption: Improves the absorption of non-heme iron (the type of iron found in plant-based foods), reducing the risk of iron deficiency anemia.
  5. Antioxidant Protection: Protects cells from damage by neutralizing free radicals, which are harmful molecules that can cause oxidative stress and contribute to chronic diseases.

Foods Rich in Vitamin C:-

Incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet can help you meet your daily Vitamin C needs. Here are some excellent sources:

  • Citrus Fruits: Oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes
  • Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
  • Vegetables: Bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and spinach
  • Other Fruits: Kiwi, mango, pineapple, and papaya

Vitamin C Supplements:-

While it's best to obtain Vitamin C from natural food sources, supplements can be a convenient way to ensure you meet your daily requirements, especially if you have increased needs or dietary restrictions. Here are some options:

  • Ascorbic Acid: The most common and affordable form of Vitamin C.
  • Sodium Ascorbate: A buffered form of Vitamin C that is less acidic and gentler on the stomach.
  • Ester-C: A patented form of Vitamin C that contains calcium ascorbate and is known for its enhanced absorption and retention.
  • Liposomal Vitamin C: Encapsulated in liposomes, which enhance absorption and bioavailability.

 

What does vitamin C do in the body?

We’ve already briefly discussed what vitamin C is and what it does, but let’s go into more detail.

The function of vitamin C in the body include:

1. Healthy skin

The main job our skin has is to protect our insides from any external dangers, e.g. UV rays, harmful particles, etc.

Two of the main compounds that helps us to do this are collagen and antioxidants – and vitamin C helps to make both!

Our bodies need vitamin C to make collagen, which provides both strength and structure for skin. That’s why it’s often referred to as our skin’s scaffolding.

However, several factors contribute to declining collagen production, like:

  • Getting older
  • Smoking
  • UV light exposure

Making sure you’re getting enough vitamin C through your diet can help to slow down this decline in collagen production.

Vitamin C also contains antioxidants that help to protect the skin from UV damage (it shouldn’t replace sun protection though!)

2. Normal blood vessels

One of the organs most affected by vitamin C are our blood vessels, which also help to distribute it throughout our bodies.

Vitamin C has been seen to help support the cells that line the walls of blood vessels as well as form their basement membrane (helps to send and receive signals).

3. Maintaining normal blood vessels

Our blood vessels also help to distribute vitamin C and other nutrients throughout our body, so they make quite the harmonious pair!

4. Heart health

Vitamin C could help look after your heart.

As mentioned in the section above, vitamin C helps us to maintain normal blood vessels, which are connected to normal heart function.

Observational studies have shown that being deficient in vitamin C can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.

5. Bone support

The connection between bone health and vitamin C was first discovered when maritime explorers with scurvy complained about severe bone pain.

Vitamin C helps our bodies to develop and maintain healthy bones by aiding collagen production.

A lack of vitamin C can lead to increased risk of bone fracture, impaired bone growth and difficulty healing damaged bones.

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6. Healthy joints and cartilage

Some other parts of the body that rely on healthy collagen levels are our joints and cartilage.

Vitamin C aids collagen production, which helps to keep joints and cartilage healthy and supported.

7. Supporting immune function

You’ve probably been told that vitamin C can help when you have a cold or flu infection, which is true! However, there is no evidence that it can prevent these illnesses, instead, it is said to help reduce the duration of them instead.

Vitamin C helps keep our immune system functioning normally in general, too, especially during and after intense exercise.

One of the ways it does this is by strengthening the skin to keep pathogens out and reduce oxidative stress.

Being deficient in vitamin C can result in impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections.

8. Normal physiological function

Vitamin C plays an important role in many physiological processes, like helping to heal wounds, form scar tissue and maintain dental health.

9. Normal nervous system function

Our nervous system is a complex network of cells and neurons from the brain and spinal cord to various body parts.

Vitamin C can be found inside the neurons in our central nervous system. In fact, these neurons contain some of the richest concentrations in human body tissues.

A recent review of 50 studies on vitamin C and cognitive function found a significant relationship between the two.

The studies showed that those who had good cognitive health had higher blood concentrations of vitamin C than those who were cognitively impaired.

10. Improved absorption of iron from plant sources

Vegetarians and vegans listen up: you need vitamin C to absorb iron from plant foods.

Iron is the most abundant metal in the human body; adults need around 3-4g of iron a day and it must be obtained via the diet.

There are two main types of iron:

  • Heme iron: the most common type of iron found in red meat, poultry and fish
  • Non-heme iron: found in plan foods

Heme iron is generally well-absorbed, whereas non-heme iron is slightly more difficult, especially if you are lacking in vitamin C.

Vitamin C helps our bodies absorb iron from plant sources like citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables.

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