Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin, an antioxidant and immunostimulant, considered essential to maintaining a healthy body, as it participates in a wide range of vital functions such as growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body, the formation and maintenance of collage, repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth, the healing of wounds, the absorption of iron and the synthesis and production of hormones and neurotransmitters.
The body does not produce Vitamin C nor does the body store it, as it is soluble in water the leftovers are usually expelled in the urine.
Therefore, vitamin C must be incorporated into the daily diet.
Phytotherapy attributes vitamin C with antibacterial and antiviral properties, as it can be very useful in the treatment of infectious diseases.
It is credited with improving vision and aiding in the prevention of cataracts and glaucoma.
Its antioxidant properties help neutralize free radicals and the elimination of toxic substances that increase the chances of developing several types of cancer.
Vitamin C can also help reduce blood clots and the onset of atherosclerosis, lower levels of blood pressure and prevent vascular disease.
Although there are many discussions on the matter, it is traditionally used in the treatment of influenza and the common cold. What appears to have no discussion is vitamin C?s vital role in many of the defense mechanisms of the immune system.
Adults take 1 to 2 tablets daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Discontinue use if adverse symptoms arise.
Keep out of reach of children.
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