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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

L-ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is a water-soluble important vitamin. Due to its antioxidant qualities, safety, and inexpensive price, it is a highly popular dietary supplement.

Vitamin C is frequently taken as a supplement to help with cold symptoms.

In a healthy population, however, vitamin C is unable to lower the incidence of colds. Athletes who engage in high-intensity physical activity on a regular basis should expect to decrease their chances of catching a cold in half. When taken as a daily preventative strategy or at the onset of a cold, supplemental vitamin C can shorten the duration of a cold by 8-14 percent in any demographic. Though it is claimed that superloading vitamin C (5-10g daily) is more beneficial, additional study is needed to verify this claim.

Vitamin C may function as both an antioxidant and a pro-oxidant, depending on the demands of the organism. This system enables it to perform a wide range of bodily tasks..

Free radicals are scavenged by vitamin C in the body. Antioxidant enzymes replenish it, and it is frequently used as a reference drug in antioxidant studies. Because of its structure, vitamin C can affect neurology and depression, as well as interact with the pancreas and control cortisol levels. Vitamin C’s antioxidant qualities imply it has neuroprotective capabilities as well as blood flow advantages. Vitamin C can help to maintain testosterone levels by shielding the testes from oxidative damage.

How to Take

Vitamin C’s Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) is 100-200mg. Supplementation of such modest dosages is typically unneeded because this is easily obtained from food. Vitamin C in higher dosages (up to 2,000mg) is used to boost the immune system (for sports) and shorten the duration of the common cold.

The majority of vitamin C research recommend taking one dosage per day. The claim that taking 2,000mg up to five times a day is the most effective way to minimize cold symptoms has not been well evaluated, and additional data is needed.

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