Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Vitamin C AgilNature


Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is probably the best-known vitamin. Vitamin C is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and grapefruits contain a lot of vitamin C when ripe immediately after harvest. When it comes to vegetables, peppers and Brussels sprouts in particular score highly with their high vitamin C content. Since vitamin C is sensitive to oxygen, the content in food can decrease during long transport and storage. In addition, vitamin C is not heat-resistant, so losses can occur depending on the method of preparation. Vitamin C is one of the water-soluble vitamins. The body can excrete too much vitamin C. In contrast to some animals, which can produce vitamin C themselves, humans rely on a constant supply. Since its storage capacity in the body is limited, vitamin C must be consumed regularly through the diet. 


Vitamin C is involved in all vital functions of the body. Connective tissue, cartilage, bones and teeth need vitamin C for growth and regeneration. Vitamin C is also needed to strengthen the immune system. Furthermore, vitamin C, like vitamin E, belongs to the group of antioxidants. It intercepts so-called free radicals - aggressive oxygen compounds in our body that attack cells - and thus protects the cells from oxidative stress.  


Vitamin C – The most important tasks in brief  

  • Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for normal cartilage function 
  • Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for normal function of bones, blood vessels, gums, teeth and skin 
  • Vitamin C contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system 
  • Vitamin C helps protect cells from oxidative stress 
  • Vitamin C helps reduce tiredness and fatigue 
  • Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function 
  • Vitamin C contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system 
  • Vitamin C contributes to normal energy metabolism 
  • Vitamin C increases iron absorption 



Your daily need for vitamin C 

The German Nutrition Society recommends 110 mg of vitamin C per day for men and 95 mg per day for women . The vitamin C requirement is increased in pregnant women (105 mg) and breastfeeding women (125 mg). Smokers also need more vitamin C.

Which AgilNature products contain vitamin C? 



NRV * 


280 mg 


*Nutrient Reference Value = Percentage of the reference value according to Appendix XIII of the Food Information Regulation (EC) No. 1169/2011.  






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