This water-soluble vitamin is present in most foods, but especially in fruits and vegetables, and in small amounts in meat and fish. The vitamin is particularly important in cell protection. It helps to counteract oxidative stress, to fight free radicals, so to speak. It is also involved in numerous processes in the body, for example in the formation of connective tissue or in the protection of the immune system. It is also immensely important in the absorption of iron.
Vitamin C is also sensitive to heat and light. Food should therefore be consumed quickly and prepared gently.
Plants and animals can biochemically produce vitamin C themselves from fructose. Only humans and monkeys, guinea pigs, some birds and fish are not able to do this and have to take in the vitamin with food.
Vitamin C is highly concentrated in the lens of the eye and in the tear fluid, 50 times more than in the blood.
Excess vitamin C is excreted in the urine. Intestinal disorders can occur if more than 3 grams per day is taken. Kidney stones can also form as a result of hyperacidity.
the cell protection
protection of other vitamins and proteins against free radicals
the production of hormones
the production of nerve messengers
the production of collagen
detoxification of the liver
the binding of heavy metals such as lead and mercury in the body
the prevention of the transformation of nitrates into carcinogenic nitrosamines
activation of folic acid
the promotion of iron absorption
the protection of the immune system
helps with allergies because it reduces the release of histamine and regulates its breakdown
Scurvy: bleeding gums, immune deficiency, fatigue and exhaustion, poor wound healing, skin problems, muscle atrophy, bone pain, joint inflammation, high fever, severe diarrhea, dizziness.
susceptibility to infections
lack of concentration
senile cataract and macular damage of the eye
weak connective tissue
Contained in: almost all vegetables and fruits such as:
VITAMIN-C-CONTENT in mg/100g
200 - 300 mg
Recommended daily dose: Vitamin C in mg /day
Children and Teenager
20 - 105 mg
In the nursery period
VITAMIN C is contained in the following products from mySUPERFOOD: