We all know when we have cold, we often take more vitamin C supplement because Vitamin C can boost our immune system. When we have ulcer or blister in our mouth, doctor will suggest taking Vitamin C because it can heal wound and help to repair tissues. This also makes Vitamin C important to maintain healthy skin, ligament, blood vessel, cartilage and tendon.
Vitamin C, known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid. Our body can’t produce Vitamin C and has to acquire from food or supplement.
The recommended daily intake is 75mg for women, 85mg for pregnant women, 120mg for breast feeding women and 90mg for men. Top 10 food contain abundant vitamin C includes: oranges, red peppers, kale, brussel sprouts,broccoli, strawberries, grapefruit, Grava. From these food we should intake enough vitamin C that our body requires.
Many people take large amount of Vitamin supplement everyday. but keep in mind, we need natural balance. Any excessive substances will break the balance of our body. Large amount of Vitamin C may cause kidney stone, headache, nausea, diarrhea and hemolysis.
Food is always the best resource. Only when our body shows sign of Vitamin C deficiency such as dry and splitting hair, decrease of wound healing, bleeding gum and decrease of ability to ward the infection, the Vitamin C supplement pill is recommended.