The role of vitamin C

Maintains strong blood vessels

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is important for keeping your blood vessels in good condition. It is beneficial for supple veins and supports the maintenance of strong blood vessels.

Good for your skeletal system 

Vitamin C supports your bones and is important for healthy cartilage. The vitamin is also important for maintaining healthy teeth.

Supports your energy levels

Vitamin C helps release energy from fats, carbohydrates and proteins in your food and activates the natural energy in your body.

Stimulates the absorption of iron

Vitamin C increases iron absorption and thus, iron levels in your blood.

Contributes to good resistance 

Vitamin C has a positive effect on your immune system. Vitamin C contributes to the maintenance of strong resistance in a cold environment and during and after physical exertion (exercise).

Mops up free radicals 

Vitamin C helps to protect the cells of your body against external influences and thus ensures the maintenance of healthy cells and tissue.

Good for your memory and nervous system 

Vitamin C is good for your mental health, contributes to your ability to concentrate and your cognitive ability, and is good for your memory and state of mind. Vitamin C is also important for your nervous system.

Contributes to fitness

Vitamin C helps reduce fatigue and tiredness.

Recommended daily allowance 

As an adult, you need 75 mg vitamin C per day.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the recommended amounts are 85 mg and 100 mg vitamin C per day respectively. 

The safe upper limit has been established at 2000 milligrams per day.

Did you know … 

* You have to eat 33 oranges to get 2000 milligrams of vitamin C per day?

* Your body simply flushes out excess vitamin C in your urine?

* Vitamin C ensures better absorption of iron (and iron is of the utmost importance to you after your operation)?