Importance of vitamin C in human life
Written by Plexus Radio on 10 November, 2017
Information of interest in Radio 1 of Plexus Radio about Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, which is a water-soluble nutrient that is easily excreted from the body when not required. Vitamin C prescence is quite critical for living creatures that almost all mammals can use their own cells to produce it. Also it is important to know that humans, gorillas, chimps, bats, guinea pigs and birds are some of the few animals that cannot produce vitamin C inside of their own bodies. Also vitamin C helps the body in many ways such as help protect cells from free radical damage , Lower cancer risk , regenerate the vitamin E supplies , and improve iron absorption in the human body.
The role of vitamin C foods becomes quite necessary in certain conditions such as poor wound healing , frequent colds or infections , and Lung-related problems . People can enrich themselves with vitamin C by having excellent sources of vitamin C such as parsley, broccoli, bell pepper, strawberries, oranges, lemon juice, papaya, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, and Brussels sprouts. People should know that not having proper intake of vitamin C leads to vitamin C deficiency disease called scurvy including bleeding gums and skin discoloration because of ruptured blood vessels . Also people shuold not avoid the events of poor wound healing, as it might be the symptom of vitamin C deficiency. It is also believed that weak immune function, including susceptibility to colds and other infections, could be because of vitamin C deficiency.
There are lots of factors which contribute to the deficiency of vitamin C in the body such as poor intake of vitamin C-rich vegetables and fruits. Also found that smoking and exposure to second hand smoke also increases the risk of vitamin C deficiency in the body. It is said that certain medications affect the level of vitamin C in the body such as categories of drugs that can diminish the body’s supply of vitamin C including oral contraceptives (birth control pills), NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including aspirin), corticosteroids (like cortisone), sulfa drugs (in cancer treatment), and barbituates. Several health conditions required special emphasis on vitamin C such as cardiovascular disease, joint disease, cancer, eye disease, thyroid disease, liver disease, and lung disease. Now its high time people should gather proper information of having best result from vitamin C consumption in the body.