Vitamin C, better known as ascorbic acid, the name used in chemistry, is an important nutrient whose functions take part in many processes in the human body and other species of animals. These processes include the synthesis of collagen that helps in healing wounds faster, strengthen the walls of the capillaries and is needed for lactation, adrenal health and various tissue growth and repair such as bone, cartilage, skin, ligaments and tendons. A balanced diet that also contains the required amount of vitamin C for every type of individuals makes for an overall better health and a stronger immune system. Vitamin C does not refer to only the ascorbic acid, but is rather a compound consisting also of ascorbic acid salts and oxidized forms of the molecule. Vitamin C is produced internally by most organisms with only a few notable exceptions which include, of course, humans, which is why we need to take this essential nutrient from external sources, from certain foods and sometimes, if needed, the right supplements. If enough vitamin-C is not absorbed a person's lifestyle can be affected. If the deficiency is severe it can cause nose and gum bleeding, dark spots on the skin, also open wounds and loss of teeth in more advanced cases of scurvy, a disease that could eventually even lead to death.
Where can you get vitamin C?
Vitamin C is found in most plants, fruits and vegetables, while the highest percentage is in the Australian kakadu plum and the exotic Brazilian camu camu fruit; however, these aren't very common sources. Most regular diets consist of highly processed meals that does not ensure the right absorption of nutrients. Vitamin C cannot resist high temperatures and thus results in, not everybody getting the daily-required dose of vitamin C. Most of the people do not eat enough vegetables and fruits. Due to this "low blood sugar" can be seen which is known as hypoglycemia. If in such situation, excessive alcohol consumption and drugs like aspirin and birth control are consumed, then accordingly the use of supplements should be taken into consideration to provide for an increased need of vitamin C. However, these should only be used in case of a real deficiency of Vitamin C, as too much of it can be potentially harmful, causing stomach pain, diarrhea and increased acidity of the urine.
Which supplements should be taken?
Since so many pills and vitamins are available in the market how to know, which is right for you? Always go organic! Use products from Pyrimed Health Store, which will definitely give you an excellent result you are looking for! Get all the health benefits without any unwanted side effects and support an environmental conscious lifestyle. Look for a vitamin C complex supplement, not just ascorbic acid, which is synthesized in a lab and can affect your intestinal flora. Check the label to see if the supplements are the real deal. Does it contain actual vitamin C, without any additives? Does it come from whole foods or is it made in a laboratory and is the source organically grown or genetically modified? Make sure your supplement of choice fulfill all your needs. Thus you will be sure that your Vitamin C needs has been met.