Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) performs many functions in our body: it is a powerful antioxidant, promotes the absorption of iron, protects against bacterial and viral infections, reduces fatigue and contributes to the healthy functioning of the nervous system. Our body cannot produce it on its own: every day we have to cover its needs with a combination of different vegetables, spices and fruits. Attention, variety is key here too!
Did you know that the recommended amount of vitamin C for an adult, healthy person is 60-65 mg per day? And if we don't take in enough, deficiency symptoms can appear, such as bleeding, slow wound healing, gum atrophy, susceptibility to infections and inflammation.
Acerola, also known as Barbados cherry, contains the most vitamin C, 1677 mg/100g. Sea buckthorn is in second place (695 mg), followed by rose hips (426 mg), but black currants, yellow peppers, parsley and cabbage are also rich in vitamin C!
Vitamin C is also an important active ingredient for skin care because:
- provides antioxidant protection and has an anti-inflammatory effect,
- when applied under sunscreen, it strengthens the effectiveness of sun protection,
- enhances the skin's natural collagen production,
- helps fade pigment spots
- and has a radiance-enhancing effect: it helps restore the natural glow of your skin.
For the health of our body and the beauty of our skin, eat and apply this miracle vitamin!
Did you know that it was a Hungarian doctor who discovered vitamin C?
In 1934, the Hungarian doctor Albert von Szent-Györgyi discovered the chemical composition of the substance in citrus juice, which was then named vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Szent-Györgyi also devised a method for mass-producing pure vitamin C and in 1937 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery.