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Friday, January 4, 2013

Vitamin C 1000 mg (ascorbic acid)











I've found a great solution for when you have the flu, the cold, in short terms: when you feel sick. Vitamin C 1000 mg really helps to improve your health, makes the illness go away. I noticed that whenever I use it for 2 or 3 days a week, I hardly have or way less cold problems.

The role of Vitamin C
"Ascorbic acid" or Vitamin C is a water-soluble substance. The main sources of vitamin C are citrus and other fruits. Derived salts of ascorbic acid are called ascorbates (for example, calcium ascorbate).

Why should I take Vitamin C supplements?
Plants, and most of the animals are able to get their own vitamin C to make. Humans, apes, fruit bats and guinea pigs are virtually the only species that have no vitamin C to make, caused by a defective gene in the latest of a series of five genes that provide the enzymes that convert glucose to ascorbic acid.

What does Vitamin C for me?
Vitamin C has many functions:
  • It is involved in the synthesis of collagen, the most common building material of the human body.
  • Functions as a coenzyme in over 800 different biochemical reactions in the body. 
  • It plays an important role in the immune system.

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