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Facts on Vitamin C -- Benefits, Dosage, Foods

Updated on March 17, 2011

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid

I was feeling a bit under the weather today. It is most probably something about my lack of sleep, I was assuming. I noticed though that I've been showing flu-like symptoms. In my experience, the best thing to do when you feel like you are about to become sick or feverish, you should drink lots of fluids, make sure you rest a lot, and of course take Vitamin C.

Vitamin C helps the body's immune system in many ways. I am not really sure about the medical or technical aspect of it but I do know that it is an important part of our nutrition and a well balanced diet. Having a lot of fruits in your diet and other things rich in Vitamin C will surely give you more energy and at the same time help prevent diseases like colds, cough, fever, and other symptoms similar to the flu.

Those who don't have a lot of fruits in their diet should really consider having some sort of vitamin supplement for ascorbic acid. There are many brands out there that provide a good dosage of ascorbic acid that's perfect for the body. This morning I took 1000 mg of vitamin C and now I'm actually feeling a bit better. I even remember someone told me that if you take this kind of dosage everyday it will really be unlikely for you to be sick.

There was this one episode of House where it turns out that this patient was only lacking Vitamin C that's why she got scurvy. Yep, that disease that pirates used to get because they didn't bring much fruits in their ships during when they sailed, you can get that too. So those who aren't so into fruits you should really beware and start considering vitamin C food supplement.

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Vitamin C Facts
Vitamin C Facts

Benefits of Vitamin C

Fruits are really rich in Vitamin C and this can really have a lot of benefits. But Vitamin C is not the only benefit of citrus fruits, it's just one of the many. This is why keeping fruits in your everyday diet can really have a lot of health benefits. One good way of making sure you take a lot of fruits would be drinking fruit shakes or smoothies.

I can't believe I haven't been taking in much fruits lately. Maybe this is why I'm feeling a bit sickly. But I am sure that the Vitamin C I have taken will take care of it. Not that it can cure sicknesses or diseases, but it can really help boost one's immune system. If you research the facts on Vitamin C you'll really see how much benefits you'll get just by adding a bunch of fruits in your regular diet.

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Facts about Foods with high amounts of Vitamin C
Facts about Foods with high amounts of Vitamin C
Citrus Fruits and Vitamin C Facts
Citrus Fruits and Vitamin C Facts

What are the facts on Vitamin C?

There have been a lot of studies that have been replicated over and over that prove the therapeutic and health benefits of Vitamin C. So what are you waiting for? Aside from the vitamins and supplements you have, make sure that you add fruits and green leafy vegetables to your diet.

I am not really sure, but from what I have heard Vitamin C doesn't really stay that long in your body and just stays in your blood for some hours then you will just excrete it out eventually. So it really is very important that you take a lot of foods rich in ascorbic acid especially fruits. Why not try that five a day concept that everyone's been talking about and promoting. We all only live once and it's better to be healthy and take in a lot of foods that have health benefits.

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    • Harry Santos profile image

      Harry Santos 7 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines

      wow those are really great information! thanks for contributing! :)

    • MikeNV profile image

      MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

      Most commercial vitamin c is made from corn. Many people do not do well with corn... especially GMO corn based supplements.

    • Ashantina profile image

      Ashantina 7 years ago

      Im only discovering the amazing benefits of vitamin C, including being an effective anti-aging topical!!