Natural vitamin C or ascorbic acid?

Natural vitamin C or ascorbic acid?

Vitamin C is one of the most popular vitamins. The universal use of it and the generally prevailing belief that its appropriate dose can protect us from numerous diseases make it a permanent fixture in home first-aid kits of most Polish families. There is a lot of truth to this belief: vitamin C helps to deal with colds faster by stimulating our immune system. The most important thing, however, is to find natural vitamin C. Remember that what we buy in pharmacies is synthetic vitamin ascorbic acid, or L-ascorbic acid, and this vitamin C is not. In its natural form, vitamin C contains, among others rutin, bioflavonoids, tyrosinase or ascorbinogen. If any of these ingredients is missing, the effect, and therefore the activity of vitamin C, may be reduced. This is due to the fact that this vitamin takes place in the human body in a complex work process related to the supply of nutrients, enzymes, antioxidants, minerals and activators. For the whole process to be successful, a wholesome vitamin is required.

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Natural vitamin C is not only rich in all of the above-mentioned ingredients, but above all it is absorbed very quickly by the body, it is a nutrient necessary for the proper course of a whole range of organic functions. Vitamin C plays an extremely important role in the functioning of the human body. It takes part in the metabolism of tyrosine and the synthesis of adrenal steroids. It also influences the maintenance of the proper oxidative potential in cells.

Symptoms of vitamin C deficiency

Man does not produce vitamin C, therefore he must supply it with food or in the form of supplements. The symptoms of a deficiency of this vitamin include: weakness, fatigue, lack of appetite, tendency to bruise, loose and bleeding gums, difficulty in wound healing, pain in muscles and joints.

However, these are only part of the symptoms. In cases of significant deficiencies, it can even lead to scurvy, a disease that leaves considerable havoc in the human body, and in extreme cases even leads to death.

Remember, however, that in order to meet our daily requirement for natural vitamin C, it is not enough to eat one orange or drink a glass of juice. Due to the constantly decreasing content of vitamins and minerals in the fruit. That is why it is worth reaching for the appropriate supplements that will enable us to do this task. However, remember to choose those rich in natural vitamin C, and not a synthetic equivalent.

Only products that are natural fruit extracts, which are considered true “vitamin bombs”, can bring the expected results. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to those with acerola in their composition – this is a real treasury of wholesome vitamin C. One of its fruit contains as much vitamin C as a kilogram of lemons, which makes it one of the leading plants that make the skin elastic and prevent it from prematurely aging. It was this action that made vitamin C commonly also known as the “vitamin of youth”.

However, it is not only these fruits that contain levels of vitamin C. Another treasury of it are, for example, rosehip fruits, which additionally have a positive effect on the vitality of the whole organism, purify it and neutralize the contents in the digestive tract.

The undisputed winner in this regard, however, are CamuCamu berries, even called “superberry”. This plant is the undisputed record holder of the content of Vitamin C. Fresh Camu-Camu Berries contain 850-5000 mg of natural vitamin C in 100g, which is 2-3% of their weight.

Therefore, when deciding on supplementation, it is worth choosing products with only natural ingredients, because only such products are able to quickly replenish any deficiencies and guarantee us full absorption.

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