Vitamin C, or also ascorbic acid called, is probably the most well-known vitamin. Vitamin C is mainly found in fruit and vegetables, but its content decreases during cooking and storage (1). Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and grapefruit contain a lot of vitamin C when ripe immediately after harvest. Vitamin C is one of the water-soluble vitamins. Too much vitamin C is simply excreted by the body. In contrast to some animals, which can produce vitamin C themselves, humans depend on a constant supply. Since its storage options in the body are limited, vitamin C must be ingested daily through the diet.
Vitamin C - a universal talent for maintaining health
Vitamin C is involved in all vital functions of the body. Connective tissue, cartilage, bones and teeth need vitamin C for growth and regeneration. Also to Strengthening of the immune system Vitamin C is required. Like vitamin E, vitamin C also 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 oxidativem 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 the normal function of bones, blood vessels, gums and skin.
- Vitamin C contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system.
- Vitamin C helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
Your daily requirement of vitamin C
The German Nutrition Society recommends consuming 100mg of vitamin C per day. In certain life situations, such as when you have a cold, stress or high physical exertion, the vitamin C requirement can be greatly increased. Smokers also need more vitamin C.
Which AgileNature® Products contain vitamin C?
|C + ZinkAgil forte||400 mg per capsule||500%|
|VasoAgil||48 mg per capsule||60%|
*Nutrient Reference Value = Percentage of the reference value according to Annex XIII of the Food Information Regulation (EG) No. 1169/2011.
- ERNA (2011), The European Responsible Nutrition Alliance: Facts about vitamins, minerals and other food components with health effects, Seiten 16-17