Vitamin C (the correct scientific name is ascorbic acid) is one of the most important nutrients for the human body. It strengthens our immune system and, when taken preventively, helps to shorten the duration and severity of cold symptoms, among other things. Vitamin C is also important for our teeth and, healthy gums, our vision and collagen production.
In this article we would like to show you why vitamin C is so important for our body and how we can supply it with sufficient vitamin C.
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Vitamin C – a natural antioxidant
Vitamin C is often mentioned as one of the most important antioxidants. It ensures that free radicals in our body are bound and subsequently rendered harmless. In addition, vitamin C increases antibody production, promotes the growth of white blood cells, fights viruses and promotes wound healing.
Vitamin C against tiredness and fatigue
Scientific studies have shown that vitamin C can help prevent and relieve stress-related symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion. This is true even if you suffer from chronic stress.
Vitamin C to protect the blood vessels
Vitamin C normalizes blood flow and thus has a preventive effect on all diseases associated with atherosclerosis. These include, for example, high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and heart attacks. In addition, ascorbic acid ensures smooth inner walls of our arteries so that cholesterol and other substances cannot be deposited on the artery walls.
Vitamin C for strengthening connective tissue
Vitamin C ensures the formation of collagen fibers in the body, which strengthens connective tissue. Incidentally, scar tissue is also made up of collagen, which is why vitamin C is an important building block for wound healing.
Improved absorption of calcium & iron
Calcium and iron can be better absorbed by our body through a regulated vitamin C household. Vitamin C also ensures that iron stored in the spleen and intestinal walls is transported back into the bloodstream. From here, the iron can be used to transport oxygen and strengthen the immune system.
Regulation of hormone secretion
Vitamin C enables the release of sex hormones, thyroid hormones, stress hormones and growth hormones.
Vitamin C for detoxification of our body
Vitamin C helps the liver break down toxins such as cyanides, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, nitrosamines and nicotine.
Other benefits and functions of vitamin C
Vitamin C intake increases reactivity, concentration and relaxation. The burning of fat in the muscles is also favored by the intake of vitamin C.
Which foods contain a lot of vitamin C
Since our body cannot produce vitamin C by itself, it is necessary to have a sufficient supply through food. At this point, many people think of citrus fruits, such as lemons or oranges, but there are a variety of other foods that can serve us as vitamin C suppliers.
- Chili peppers
- Black currants
- Sweet peppers
- Brussels sprouts
Vitamin C at the Herbathek
At Herbathek you will find a variety of high quality products to supply your body with vitamin C. You have the full choice – from complex preparations in tablet form to rosehip capsules, acerola lozenges to rosehip peels, sea buckthorn berries and many other products, we have the right product for every need.