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Vitamin C: proven virtues and internationally recognized!

What is a vitamin? Molecule essential for the proper development and normal functioning of the body, which can not synthesize in sufficient quantities. These molecules have no energy and should be absorbed daily low dose

Antioxidant effect

Vitamin C is an important nutrient in the body. It plays a vital role in many metabolic reactions. It promotes muscle tone , stimulates the immune system , helps iron metabolism and antioxidant .

Fundamental actor synhtèse Colagene : beauty and youthful skin , healthy joints

Its action on collagen is often forgotten
Vitamin C is also vitamin liver and connective tissue . Its deficiency leads to poor synthesis of elastic tissue can affect the skin , blood vessels and cartilage .
In order to protect our skeletal system , it is often necessary to provide vitamin C.

We are deficient in vitamin C ?
Fatigue has been revealed that 3 out of 4 French do not consume enough vitamin C ! You should know that the partial deficiency seems to be responsible or predisposing to a greater number of various diseases : arterial narrowings , hypercholesterolemia , arthritis , chronic fatigue, recurrent infections especially respiratory allergies, chronic poisoning , stress, pain, cramps, constipation, gout, anemia and insomnia, etc. ..

What are the causes of vitamin deficiency ?

• An industrial supply impoverished or completely devoid of vitamin C.

Driven by the needs of the modern world ...

... The food industry has put on the market meals to reheat in the microwave oven, cans ready to use . These products have , admittedly , ease the lives of many working women who must juggle work and family life. Time saving, convenience and fashion have obscured the true nutritional problems.

• A stressful lifestyle
Stress that one undergoes daily is reflected in each of our cells , the body and mind are interrelated. Take the test ! In times of stress , you lose your appetite ? Do you have cravings ? not to mention the phenomena of palpitation , stomach aches , flushing ... All these phenomena are governed by our internal chemistry .

Oxidative stress (or oxidative ) is a phenomenon of great interest to the research, particularly the Medical Biology . It is defined as an imbalance in the balance between pro -oxidants and antioxidants, which can result from either overproduction of free radical species or a decrease in anti-radical defenses . In living systems , the balance between production and elimination of free radicals is effectively managed by the cells. Oxidative stress causes aggression of all cellular components and is responsible for aging and cell damage .

Pollution_1 • Ubiquitous pollutants
Our bodies are increasingly contaminated with "killer " vitamins alcohol, tobacco , drugs, medicines , soil contaminants , water pollutants , food additives ...

These phenomena increase the risk of vitamin C deficiency and weaken our body.

Smoking and alcohol consommateus ? Even more vulnerable populations.

Heavy smokers and drinkers were more important than the Recommended Daily Intake of vitamin C needs . WHY?

In the acidic environment of the stomach, the amino acids of protein food contact nitrites of tobacco smoke and form nitrosamines . These nitrosamines absorbed from the digestive tract are responsible by passing through the blood of cancer of the stomach and part of those of the respiratory tract.
A high intake of vitamin C inhibits the formation and action of nitrosamines and thus contributes to the prevention of cancer. So , to guard against the risk of cancer, smoking has interest in eating the most abundant fruits rich in vitamin C.
As for alccol , it is responsible for oxidative stress in hepatic level . Supplementation with antioxidants (vitamin C , glutathione , Zinc , Selenium ... ) help to reduce oxidative stress and alcoholic liver disease .

Sources of vitamin C

In general , vitamin C is abundant in plant chlorophyll and carotenoids (vegetables, salads and fresh fruit) .
Fresh fruit : currants, strawberries , lemon , orange , kiwi, acerola .
Fresh vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli , peppers , potatoes and parsley.

The 3 most abundant sources are :

  1. Acerola cherry or the West Indies ( 1745mg/100g ) which is twenty times more concentrated ascorbic acid as orange or lemon. Besides vitamin C , acerola contains minerals and bioflavonoids ..
  2. rosehip Bay (1250 mg/100 g ) .
  3. Pepper Red Vintage (370 mg/100 g ) .


 Instabilitéde vitamin C

... You should know that vitamin C is very unstable .
Vitamin C is the weakest of all vitamins : it is sensitive to water , heat, air and light . For example at room temperature , half of the vitamin C content of a food may be lost in 24 hours . The cooking methods and storage should be adapted so as to limit the losses . This means that the dose of vitamins contained in industrial products , including fruit juices, is tiny ...

• When cooking : The losses are significant because vitamin C is water-soluble leaks into the cooking water . That is why it is best to cook steamed vegetables , and use the cooking water for soups .
• oxidation phenomenon : Ascorbic acid , very sensitive to light and heat , is easily oxidized . However, an acidic medium has a protective effect , which is why it is , other things equal , better preserved in citrus : lemon , orange, grapefruit and fruit acids .

Acerola >> Vitamin C natural

It is very important to consume the vitamin C in a natural form , such as pure acerola , without addition of ascorbic acid synthesis .
Without their natural molecular environment , bioflavonoids , vitamin C synthesis is a substance "dead" hardly assimilated by our body.

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