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This water-soluble vitamin is present in most foods, but especially in fruits and vegetables, and in small amounts in meat and fish. The vitamin is particularly important in cell protection. It helps to counteract oxidative stress, to fight free radicals, so to speak. It is also involved in numerous processes in the body, for example in the formation of connective tissue or in the protection of the immune system. It is also immensely important in the absorption of iron.
Vitamin C is also sensitive to heat and light. Food should therefore be consumed quickly and prepared gently.
Plants and animals can biochemically produce vitamin C themselves from fructose. Only humans and monkeys, guinea pigs, some birds and fish are not able to do this and have to take in the vitamin with food.
Vitamin C is highly concentrated in the lens of the eye and in the tear fluid, 50 times more than in the blood.
Excess vitamin C is excreted in the urine. Intestinal disorders can occur if more than 3 grams per day is taken. Kidney stones can also form as a result of hyperacidity.
Contained in: almost all vegetables and fruits such as:
|FOOD||VITAMIN-C-CONTENT in mg/100g|
|Brussels sprouts||85 mg|
|Green Tea||200 - 300 mg|
Recommended daily dose: Vitamin C in mg /day
|Children and Teenager||20 - 105 mg|
|Pregnant women||105 mg|
|In the nursery period||125 mg|
VITAMIN C is contained in the following products from mySUPERFOOD:
|Acai||290 mg / 100 g|
|Camu Camu||110 mg / 100 g|
|Lucuma||11 mg / 100 g|
|Maca||3,5 mg / 100 g|
|Physalis||20 mg / 100 g|