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Vitamin C and human health

What is vitamin C and how does it work? Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin in foods.Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant that helps defend cells from free radical damage.Vitamin C can participate in the synthesis of collagen, which helps wound healing.In the absence of vitamin C, collagen is deficient. Once collagen is lacking, the body’s tissues are easily embrittled and ruptured.

Vitamin C maintains the normal function of the immune system and protects the body from disease. When vitamin C is deficient, your immunity begins to decline. Once your immunity declines, what kind of disease can happen.

Vitamin C is involved in amino acid metabolism, synthesis of neurotransmitters, synthesis of collagen and tissue interstitial cells, which can reduce capillary permeability and accelerate blood coagulation. Stimulates blood coagulation function, promotes iron absorption in the intestine, promotes blood lipid decline, increases resistance to infection, participates in detoxification, and has anti-histamine effect and prevents the formation of carcinogens (nitrosamines).

How much vitamin C do you need to absorb every day? The amount of vitamin C absorbed is related to age, and the amount of vitamin C required by people of different ages is different. For example, adults need to absorb 75-90 mg per day, children need to absorb 15-75 mg per day (according to the age of the child), pregnant women need to absorb 85 mg per day.