Arguably one of the most well-known and important vitamins in the human body, vitamin C is about as close to being the “God” vitamin as you can get.
Also known as ascorbic acid, the body cannot manufacture this essential vitamin, thus necessitating the need for external sources. It is easy to meet the daily recommended intake of this vitamin from fruits and vegetables, but in practice, much more than this is typically necessary to experience its profound benefits, which most notably include:
A Reduction In Oxidative Stress
Vitamin C is one of the strongest antioxidant vitamins[i] that exists, capable of inactivating free radicals and stopping their damaging effects. Over time, continuous bombardment by these free radicals can contribute to the development of chronic illnesses, including vascular disorders and even the deposition of excessive cholesterol plaques within blood vessels.
Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits go hand-in-hand, as controlling oxidation lends itself to subsequently lower inflammatory states.
Supports White Blood Cell Integrity
White blood cells, like any other cell type, can be subject to damage that would render them inactive. Studies have shown that consumption of exogenous vitamin C can protect cells from excessive oxidation that can impair natural immunity.
May Increase The Production Of White Blood Cells
White blood cells form the primary defence system against foreign pathogens, making it necessary to ensure that the body has sufficient stores of these warriors. Vitamin C has been shown to stimulate the production of various white blood cell types including lymphocytes[ii], neutrophils and phagocytes.
Supports Vitamin E Resynthesis
Vitamin C can help return oxidized vitamin E to its non-oxidized form, in turn enhancing overall antioxidant capacity of the body.
May Increase Interferon Levels
Interferon is an extremely powerful natural antiviral that plays a critical role in the prevention and recovery from viral illnesses. Lab studies on human cells have indicated that vitamin C increases production of interferon[iii], although the effect is harder to replicate inside the human body.
May Reduce The Duration Of Colds
Even though one may be led to believe that vitamin C prevents a cold, there is actually no evidence that points to the same. While ensuring adequate consumption of this vitamin undoubtedly plays a part in decreasing your risk, there is no absolute defence.
It may, however, shorten the number of days you remain sick, since during illness vitamin C stores are rapidly depleted[iv] and necessary for assisting with synthesis of critical white blood cells.
There are many other important roles that vitamin C plays in the body, including assisting with synthesis of collagen to promote wound healing, enhancing uptake of dietary iron, and even playing an important role in psychological well-being.
The current RDI of this vitamin stands at about 90 mg, although doses in the vicinity of 500 mg to 2000 mg are much more commonly used by people trying to enhance immune function. If you are an athlete, you probably need more than the average individual.
[i] Padayatty SJ(1), Katz A, Wang Y, Eck P, Kwon O, Lee JH, Chen S, Corpe C, Dutta A,
Dutta SK, Levine M. Vitamin C as an antioxidant: evaluation of its role in disease prevention. J Am Coll Nutr. 2003 Feb;22(1):18-35.
[ii] van Gorkom GNY, Klein Wolterink RGJ, Van Elssen CHMJ, Wieten L, Germeraad WTV, Bos GMJ. Influence of Vitamin C on Lymphocytes: An Overview. Antioxidants (Basel). 2018;7(3):41. Published 2018 Mar 10. doi:10.3390/antiox7030041
[iii] Dahl H, Degr M. Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand B. 1976 Oct;84B(5):280-4.The effect of ascorbic acid on production of human interferon and the antiviral activity in vitro.
[iv] Carr AC, Maggini S. Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017;9(11):1211. Published 2017 Nov 3. doi:10.3390/nu9111211
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