Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for human body, which can’t be stored in the body so that we need it from our diet every day. It is a vitamin can be found in food, mainly in citrus, and also as dietary supplement. Vitamin C helps protect cells, wound healing, increases the amount of Iron we can absorb from green vegetables, and is also involved in the production of collagen.
Several studies have shown that consuming vitamin C is decreasing blood pressure, reducing shortness of breath after exercising, prevents the risk of cold symptoms, and also prevents the damage of the body tissue and organs. Vitamin C stops the growth of some bacteria by making urine more acidic.
The recommended nutrient intake for adults is 40 milligrams of vitamin C per day. People who smoke need more vitamin C than the average person. A large dose of vitamin C can cause diarrhoea, stomach pain and/or kidney stones.