So what is Vitamin C, exactly?
Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in certain foods like oranges and broccoli and is also available as a dietary supplement in many forms like powder, capsules, beverages and slow-melting lozenges.
Interestingly, humans are unable to synthesize vitamin C on our own, so we need to ensure we get it daily from either food or other sources like supplements..
What does vitamin C do?
As an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps support various body functions including production of collagen and strengthening of the immune system. Nowadays, it can also often be found in skincare serums with claims of brightening and rejuvenating.
How much Vitamin C do we need?
The Office for Dietary Supplements recommends that adult humans consume between 75-90mg per day.
How to get vitamin C or take it?
Getting your vitamin C through nutrition is always best, so look for foods like broccoli, spinach, strawberries (yum!), oranges and grapefruits, kiwi and tomatoes (Idea: Make a Vitamin C packed fruit salad!)
If you are unable to get your daily C through nutrition, you can consider a supplement, but since Vitamin C is water-soluble, more is not always better as our bodies don’t hold on to it, which just makes for some expensive pee. Taking a moderate dose of 45mg - 100mg at a time is best and always consult your doctor or health care professional before starting any new supplement or nutrition routine.
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Disclaimer: The information stated in this article is for educational purposes only. The information stated is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease, condition or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. The desire to make any changes to one's dietary habits or supplementation should be consulted and discussed with a licensed medical professional.