VITAMIN C is one of the water-soluble vitamins, read more…

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the water-soluble vitamins and, as an antioxidant, is involved in numerous body functions.

The vitamin contributes to
– a normal function of the immune system
– the protection of cell constituents from oxidative stress
– normal collagen formation
– the normal function of bones, teeth, cartilage, gums, skin and blood vessels
– the normal function of the nervous system
– normal energy-yielding metabolism
– and can contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The following groups of people may have higher vitamin C requirements:
Adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding women, athletes, elderly people and smokers.

Sources: Citrus fruits, kiwis, strawberries, potatoes, bell peppers, cruciferous vegetables and green, leafy vegetables.

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