Vitamin C Benefits [Best Vitamin C Foods & Vitamin C Deficiency]
🦶What does vitamin C Do? We review the benefits of vitamin C, food high in vitamin C & vitamin C deficiency🦶
Foods High in Vitamin C:
Some of the best food sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits (such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruits), strawberries, kiwi, guava, papaya, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
What Does Vitamin C Do?
Vitamin C has several important functions in the body, including:
Collagen Production: Vitamin C is necessary for the production of collagen, a protein that is found in skin, bones, muscles, and tendons. Collagen helps to support the structure of these tissues and keep them healthy.
Immune Function: Vitamin C is involved in the production of white blood cells, which help to fight off infections and diseases.
Wound Healing: Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds and the repair of tissues. It helps to promote the growth of new tissue and blood vessels, which are essential for the healing process.
Antioxidant Protection: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the body against damage from free radicals.
Some of the potential benefits of vitamin C include improved immune function, enhanced collagen production, improved wound healing, reduced risk of chronic diseases, and improved iron absorption.
Serum vitamin C refers to the level of vitamin C in the blood. It can be measured through a blood test and is used to assess a person’s vitamin C status.
Too Much Vitamin C:
Taking too much vitamin C can lead to digestive upset, such as nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. In rare cases, high doses of vitamin C can lead to kidney stones. The upper limit for vitamin C intake is 2,000 mg per day for adults.
How Much Vitamin C per Day?
The recommended daily intake of vitamin C varies depending on age and gender, but most adults need around 75-90 mg per day. Smokers and people who are exposed to secondhand smoke may need additional vitamin C to counteract the oxidative stress caused by smoking. It’s always a good idea to speak with a healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if you have concerns about your vitamin C status or need help developing a nutrition plan that meets your individual needs.
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Dr. Tomasz Biernacki received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine in 2013; he completed his Surgical Reconstructive Foot Surgery & Podiatric Medicine Residency in 2017; he completed 2 separate traveling Fellowships in Diabetic Surgery, Skin Grafting & Nerve Surgery. He is double board certified in Podiatric Medicine and separately in Foot & Ankle Surgery. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” about himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Biernacki is a licensed podiatrist in Michigan. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Biernacki and you. It would be best if you did not change your health regimen or diet before consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions regarding a medical condition.