Monday, February 25, 2008

All About Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for your body. It prevents a lot of diseases, and increases your body’s immune system. You can take this vitamin with or without any food, as it can be found in supplement form or in many different juices. Along with being found in supplement and vitamin form, you can find vitamin C in broccoli, peppers, oranges, lemon juice, mustard greens, cauliflower, papaya, and parsley.

What happened when deficiency of Vitamin C occurs?
Weak Tendons and Ligament
Unhealthy Gums
Nose Bleeding
Lack of proper functioning of formative cells
Disturbance of metabolism

Smoking also causes a decrease in Vitamin C and people who has a habit of drinking more than 2 glasses of alcoholic drink requires large amount of Vitamin C.

What happened when excess intake of Vitamin C occurs?
Diarrhoea and increase uric acids which can cause kidney stones to form.

Vitamin C is best intake together with Vitamin E. The combination of these two can work side by side and enhance the overall impact on your body and health. It was also known that Vitamin C and E together will helps to heal scars over time.