As reported by anyvitamins.com, Wednesday (31/3/2010), vitamin C is also known by many ascorbic acid names which is water-soluble vitamins.
Vitamin C is considered the safest and most effective nutrients needed by the body. Vitamin C is not processed in the body and thus can be obtained from food or supplements.
Foods that contain vitamin C include oranges, lemons, limes, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli and others.
Vitamin C plays an important role in the formation of collagen which helps the healing of wounds. Vitamin C is also necessary for the maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth.
Lack of vitamin C can cause scurvy, anemia, gastrointestinal problems and dermatitis. But remember the intake of vitamin C must be the right dose, do not be excessive to avoid the problem of overdose.
According to the Food and Nutrition Board and National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, the dose of vitamin C for children aged 5 years amounted to 45 mg per day. While for the adults around 75-150 mg per day.
But other opinions say the body still tolerates dose of vitamin C to 500 grams. There is also an opinion that says the ability of the body to store vitamin C can achieve a maximum of 2000 mg / day, on top of that is not absorbed by the body.
Consume too much Vitamin C will have side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, drowsiness, indigestion, intestinal cramps, diarrhea, insomnia, kidney stones, irritation of the esophagus, to tooth decay.
People who have hemochromatosis should also avoid excess intake of vitamin C because it can cause poisoning.
While in pregnant women, excess vitamin C during the first month could suppress the production of progesterone that triggers a miscarriage.
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