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Vitamin C

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What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a nutrient, essential for human live, known also as L-ascorbic acid or L-ascorbate. Vitamin C is an antioxidant having important role in tissue growth and repair, in building tendons, ligaments and blood vessels and is very important in healing the wounds. As other antioxidants, it helps stopping the damage produced by some of the substances created by our body in the process of transforming the food in energy, as well of toxic substances which a person would take in. A good example of this is the by-products of smoking.

Medical sources describe Vitamin C as “one of the safest and most effective nutrients” and its benefits extend to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular diseases, eye diseases and prenatal health problems.

Where do we get Vitamin C from? Our body does not produce Vitamin C on its own, and being a water soluble vitamin, it gets to be eliminated through urine on a daily basis. For this reason, we have to constantly re-supply ourselves with Vitamin C. The fact that most of the fruits and vegetables contain large quantities of Vitamin C, this task seems to be an easy one. Even though, to ensure maintaining the appropriate levels of Vitamin C in our bodies, doctors recommend adding Vitamin C from supplements.
We hope we are bringing to you a list of theses supplements, so you can easily chose, only following your doctor’s recommendations.