Vitamin C and why it is important?

Vitamin C and why it is important?

August 2019 | Footy's

Many people have made claims about the role of vitamin c in enhancing the immune system, particularly about the prevention and treatment of the common cold. 

Infection rapidly depletes the normal high concentration of vitamin c in white blood cells, particularly lymphocytes and a relative vitamin c deficiency may ensue if vitamin c is not regularly replenished. Vitamin C affects varies immune functions by enhancing white blood cell function and activity and increasing antibody response.

During times of chemical, emotional, psychological or physiological stress, the urinary system excretes vitamin c at a significantly increased rate, thereby elevating the body’s need for vitamin C during these times. Examples of chemical stressors include cigarette smoke, pollutants and allergens. Extra Vitamin C is then often recommended during stressful events.

Vitamin C also works as an antioxidant. It is, in fact, the most important antioxidant for the body and it is very affordable. Principle uses of Vitamin c: reducing cancer rates, boosting immunity, protecting against pollution and cigarette smoke, enhancing wound repair, increasing life expectancy and reducing the risk of cataracts.

Vitamin C is useful as an antioxidant and immune enhancer. Vitamin C is extremely safe in most people, the dosage of 500mg a day provide good antioxidant protection and health benefits. Did you know Footy’s contains high Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)? In general, the best form for vitamin C is ascorbic acid because it is by far the most economical form and there is substantial data on its effectiveness.

 

References: (Murray, 1996) Encyclopaedia of Nutritional supplements.