L-ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C, is perhaps the most well-known vitamin. It is a sugar derivative belonging to the group of water-soluble vitamins. The human body is unable to synthesize its own vitamin needs and should therefore be administered from food sources.
Vitamin C occurs only in very small quantities in animal nutrients, green plants and fruits cover most of the need. Some plants contain particularly large quantities of it.
Its main natural sources are berries (e.g. rosehip), citrus fruits, green and leafy plants, tomatoes, peppers.
However, according to various studies, the food that can be purchased today is becoming less and less rich in vitamin C, so it is necessary to replace it by food supplements.
Strong antioxidant, known to have cellular regeneration effects. Helps the immune system function properly.
Vitamin C contributes to the elasticity of connective tissue, skin and blood vessels, to the production of collagen, thereby increasing the elasticity of the skin. It strengthens muscle fibers, helps to maintain the normal state of blood vessels, cartilage, bones, teeth and gums.
Vitamin C promotes normal energy-producing metabolic processes and the normal functioning of the nervous system. It helps to reduce fatigue and tiredness, helps to regenerate the reduced form of vitamin E and enhances the absorption of iron. Helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin C helps with wound healing, accelerates the regeneration of damaged, strenuous connective tissue.
Vitamin C protects the integrity of the blood vessels and capillaries against injury.
Its extensive beneficial effects are confirmed by several scientific studies.