The Benefits of Taking Vitamin C Supplements
A diet rich in vitamin C is an essential step toward good health. Vitamin C is present in many foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. The best way to meet your daily requirement is to consume vitamin-rich fruits, vegetables, and fortified foods. Strawberries, blueberries, red bell peppers, oranges, tomatoes, elderberries, kiwi, broccoli, kale, and papaya are just a few of the foods that are high in vitamin C. Just one half-cup serving of these fruits and vegetables can provide 20% or more of the FDA’s daily recommended Vitamin C intake!
HOW DOES VITAMIN C HELP?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It’s involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C has been an important physiological antioxidant, and research shows its potential to regenerate other antioxidants within the body, including vitamin E. Antioxidants inhibit the production of free radicals, which can lead to the damage of cells.
Vitamin C is water-soluble and is easily absorbed both in food and in pill form, and it can enhance the absorption of iron when the two are eaten together. Therefore, it is crucial to get the appropriate amount every day. The recommended dietary allowance for an adult male is 90mg a day, adult women should consume at least 75mg a day and pregnant women should consume 85mg a day. (1)
CHOOSING A VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT
Our food supply and busy lifestyles make it difficult for us to meet our recommended dietary allowance. Therefore, 45% of adults are using a supplement to help manage immune system issues. There are several different types of supplements to choose from including gummy vitamins. Many people prefer gummy vitamins to pills due to the fact that gummy vitamins are easy to chew and can be taken by people who have difficulty swallowing pills. Their fruity flavors and candy-like taste is one of the reasons why they appeal to children who may otherwise be picky eaters.
In addition to taking vitamins supplements and dietary factors, getting adequate sleep and regular physical activity can improve your health.
Citations: (1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK225480/
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