Vitamin C or ascorbic acid has been known to everyone since childhood. This vitamin, recognizable due to its pleasant acidity, is often included in the composition of dietary supplements, multivitamins. Vitamin C has antioxidant, wound-healing properties. Ascorbic acid improves the absorption of iron, which is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin in the human body.
Against the background of the current situation in the modern world associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this vitamin has acquired particular relevance, as it helps to reduce the manifestations and duration of clinical manifestations of many colds, including viral ones.
There are situations when additional intake of ascorbic acid supplements is required, these are: excessive mental, physical exertion, staying outside in cold weather, digestive disorders, eating low in fresh vegetables, fruits, alcohol, drugs, prolonged illness, viral diseases. But if you have allergies, kidney stones or other diseases, it is better to consult a doctor.
Taking dietary supplements containing ascorbic acid is generally recommended for up to 7-10 days, other terms and conditions must be negotiated individually with the attending physician.
Of course, following international recommendations, it is desirable to get vitamin C in its natural form, with food, since it is fully absorbed by the body in combination with other useful trace elements, fiber contained in fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, with such a familiar sourness. Especially valuable in winter are oranges, lemons, strawberries, black currants, as well as kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, sweet pepper, parsley. Complementing food with these products, we add life-giving energy to our body. It’s delicious and healthy!