Everyone knows the importance of Vitamin C for increase the efficiency of the immune system (it stimulates the production of certain classes of antibodies and promotes the proliferation of white blood cells) , not everyone knows that in reality C vitamin does much more:
- It participates in cellular metabolism, allowing the body to transform food into energy;
- It is of fundamental importance to synthesize collagen, one of the building blocks that make up the structure of our bones and our skin;
- Promotes the absorption of iron in the intestine as it protects it from oxidation;
- It supports the psychological function by helping us to maintain a good mood;
- Counteracts the action of free radicals by reducing oxidative stress and preserving cells from aging.
Vitamin C is absorbed mostly through the mucous membranes of the mouth, stomach and upper part of the small intestine. It reaches its maximum availability for the functions of our body after about 2 hours, then begins to gradually decrease and the excesses are expelled through the urine and sweating.
WHY HIRE IT AND HOW LONG
It remains in our body for a total of about 4 hours, which is why it is a good habit to integrate it every 4-5 hours .
Man, unlike almost all other animals and plants, is unable to synthesize Vitamin C which must therefore be introduced with food. Current cultivation techniques and soil depletion have led to a deficit of vitamins and minerals in food.
The nutrients contained in food also deteriorate easily and quickly through transport, processing, storage, cooking, bruising, cutting, exposure to light, air and heat.
In addition to the low amount of Vitamin C contained in foods, other factors that can lead to a deficiency are exposure to pollutants, alcohol abuse, smoking, stress and sport at competitive levels : all factors that cause cells oxidative stress.