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Supplement information: VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)
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General description Hydrosoluble vitamin with antioxidant action.
Found - rose hips, citrus fruit and juices, strawberries, blueberries
- tomatoes, raw vegetables
Anti-aging role - antioxidant and protect against free radical damage
- lower the risk of stroke
- formation and maintained of collagen
- wound and burns healing
- keep the nervous system functioning properly
increase absorption of calcium and iron
- resistance to infection
- lower level of LDL cholesterol
- prevents arteriosclerosis
Deficiency symptoms - Scurvy; bruising easily, bleeding gums, tooth decay, nose bleeds, swollen or painful joints, anemia, poor wound healing
- lower resistance to infection
- general weakening of connective tissue
- easily fracture of bones
- weakened arteries that rupture or hemorrhage
Therapeutic doses 1000 - 2000 mg
RDA for men - 90 mg
RDA for women - 75 mg
Maximum safe level 2000 mg for long term usage
3000 mg for short term usage
Side effects Large doses of vitamin C can deplete body supplies of copper
Contraindications - patient with glucosa - 6 - phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
- iron overdose
- kidney stone
Interactions - contraceptive pills
- ampicilin
- indometacin
- tetracycline