Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid. this vitamin is very essential for normal growth and the maintenance of practically all the body tissues, especially those of the joints, bones, teeth, and gums. It protects one against
infections and acts as a harmless antibiotic. It promotes healing and serves as protection against
all forms of stress and harmful effects of toxic chemicals.
It helps prevent and cure the common cold. It also helps in decreasing blood cholesterol. This vitamin is found in citrus fruits, berries, green and leafy vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, sprouted Bengal and green grams, A deficiency can cause scurvy marked by weakness, anaemia, bleeding gums and painful and swollen parts,
slow healing of sores and wounds, premature ageing and lowered resistance to all infections.
The recommended daily allowance
The recommended daily allowance is 50 to 75 mg. for adults and 30 to 50 mg. for children.
Smokers and older persons have greater need for vitamin C. A dose of 200 milligrams daily is almost enough to maximize plasma and lymphocyte levels. It prevents and cures colds and infections effectively,
neutralises various toxins in the system, speeds healing processes in virtually all cases of ill
Vitamins and their Importance in Health and Disease health, increases sexual vitality and prevents premature ageing.
it is very safe to use in high doses. ” Your body will take exactly what it needs and
excrete any excess naturally.” Using Vitamin C products beyond recommended the limits may cause stomach-aches and diarrhoea. Even though the body would only use as much as it needs of the vitamin, Vitamin C Overdose can hinder metabolic activities in the body.
Higher levels of Vitamin C are needed when under environmental stress such as trauma, fever or infection. Full saturation is reached with daily intakes of 200-500 mg per day (in 2-3 divided doses).