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Everything You Should Know About Vitamin C Functions and Sources

Everything You Should Know About Vitamin C Functions and Sources

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is an essential water-soluble vitamin that dissolves in
water and is naturally present in some foods, added to others, or available as a
dietary supplement. The human body cannot endogenously synthesize vitamin C.
For this reason, it must be taken daily with food or nutritional supplements. 


Vitamin C plays a role in enhancing our immune system and help to fight against
infections. Thanks to its potent antioxidant activity, it can neutralize harmful free
radicals and minimize their damage to our bodies and health.


Vitamin C benefits and its physiological functions:


Antioxidant - helps protect cells from free radical damage (oxidation), which is
closely associated with chronic diseases.


Enzyme Support - Maintains a healthy nervous system by supporting enzymes that process messages between neurones in the brain.


Collagen co-creator - participates in collagen synthesis, building material for
tendons and ligaments, skin, cornea, bones, blood vessels and cartilage.


Iron Absorption Enhancer - Helps the body to absorb better non-heme iron that
comes from plant-based sources.

Immune defender - Vitamin C supports our immune system, which helps protect us from various diseases (it doesn't prevent us from getting colds and flu, but could help reduce the duration and severity)


Healthy Aging Advocate - Vitamin C helps us produce collagen and maintains skin elasticity, which is key to healthy-looking skin.


Healing Promoter - This antioxidant helps heal wounds and form scar tissue.

Vitamin C occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits and juices, dark green leafy vegetables, peppers, and berries.

Which foods are the best sources of vitamin C?


Red and green peppers, acerola berries, brussels sprouts, oranges and orange
juice, mango, papaya, citrus fruits, pineapple, kiwi fruit, red berries, dark green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, cabbage


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Acerola berry is one of the richest natural sources of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) with the range of 1500–4500 mg/100 g, which is around 50–100 times that of orange or lemon! It contains a plethora of plant compounds called phytonutrients like carotenoids, phenolics, anthocyanins, and flavonoids, which are known for their potent antioxidant activity!

Numerous studies have proved that Acerola berry possesses a wealthy nutrient profile and is associated with numerous health benefits, such as protecting cells from oxidative stress, helping to maintain normal metabolism, promoting normal functioning of the nervous and immune system.

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References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6098779/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326059807_Antioxidant_Properties_of_Acerola_Malpighia_Emarginata_Dc_and_Acerola_squash

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318985031_Vitamin_C_Sources_Functions_Sensing_and_Analysis

 

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