I recently wrote about how to choose the best multivitamin and mineral supplement. Here I want to look for vitamin C in more detail. For simplicity, I’m going to structure it with questions.
About Vitamin C
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and is present in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means that the body is relieved of pollution, known as free radicals. It also boosts the immune system and has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Vitamin C protects against infection?
Of course, only at high doses. RDA is 60 mg. This is only the prevent scurvy. Based on what he says nutritionist Patrick Holford, vitamin C does not do much to prevent infection if taken less than 1,000 mg per day. Do you really need 1,000 mg per day or more to really see results from taking vitamin C.