Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), a water soluble vitamin, is primarily important for a good resistance. In addition, for healthy bones, teeth and blood vessels. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and protects the body with vitamin E against free radicals. Free radicals play a role in aging processes. Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron.
Where is it?
The main sources of vitamin C are vegetables, fruit and potatoes.
On the page where is it? "Is even more information about vitamin sources and the contribution of these sources to the recommended daily amount.
The maximum safe dose for vitamin C is determined by the Health on up to 30 times the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 2000 milligrams per day. By comparison, these are about 33 oranges.
Too much vitamin C will work with the urine leave the body. This has a greater load to the kidneys, so that the risk of kidney stones is increased in people who are sensitive to. In addition, large quantities of vitamin C in an inhibitory effect on the absorption of copper and increases the proper absorption of iron, creating a greater chance of excess iron. A daily volume from 3,000 milligrams of vitamin C can work laxative.
A lack of vitamin C in the first place makes for reduced resistance, wound healing and building of connective tissue. The best known disease caused by vitamin C deficiency is scurvy, formerly notorious for crews of sailing ships on long routes. The symptoms of scurvy are first weight loss, insomnia, general fatigue and reduced resistance. After bleeding gums and internal bleeding. In a later stage when there is a very severe vitamin C deficiency, are the teeth from the gums, which further deteriorates.