All The Benefits Of Vitamin C

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All The Benefits Of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to promote immunity. It also has a variety of other possible benefits that are currently being researched...

Vitamin C has a well-deserved reputation today as a result of L. Pauling's foresight, and scientific investigations have demonstrated that its significance in preserving health extends beyond deficiency prevention. It plays a significant function in improving immunity in addition to acting as an antioxidant, and several possible good benefits of this vitamin are currently being investigated.

Numerous research has been conducted over the last thirty years on the qualities and action of vitamin C, a substance with a significant immunomodulatory impact that our bodies cannot make on their own, necessitating its supplementation with diet. Although many living creatures can make vitamin C on their own, humans, monkeys, and guinea pigs can't because they lack the enzyme L-gulono—lactone oxidase.

Vitamin C is required for the creation of collagen and aids the body's defensive system by promoting the activity of white blood cells and enhancing interferon levels, antibody response, and the release of thymic hormones. Vitamin C also aids iron absorption and hence red blood cell synthesis, transforms folic acid to its active form, and works as an antihistamine, which can help ease allergy symptoms.

Vitamin C is a substance with a long history, as well as extensive scientific data. Scurvy has been recognized since ancient times, but it wasn't until the discovery of the link between scurvy and vitamin C that the disease's incidence was drastically decreased. Sir James Lind, long before vitamin C was discovered, detailed in detail the prevention and cure of scurvy by ingesting citrus fruits (oranges and lemons) in 1753.

What does science say about vitamin C?

Vitamin C's significant antioxidant activity, as well as its possible function in the prevention of different degenerative illnesses, has been the focus of several research. The studies on the effect of vitamin C in the prevention of cardiovascular and carcinogenic illnesses, as well as eye disorders, are the most commonly mentioned.

Vitamin C, being a potent antioxidant, can help to prevent LDL ("bad") cholesterol from being oxidized, which is a precursor to cardiovascular disease, particularly atherosclerosis, and hence heart attack and stroke.

Vitamin C in dietary supplements

Vitamin C is most commonly found in dietary supplements in the form of ascorbic acid and is also available in many other forms. However, there is very little scientific evidence of better absorption or efficacy of certain forms of vitamin C.