1.9.1- Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is considered to be the most important vitamin for the entire body. It is vital for healthy hair and human vitality and plays a key role in the Frummi dietary supplement. Vitamin C has a long history of development.

GOOD TO KNOW

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin sometimes referred to as ascorbic acid. It is one of the most vital nutrients for the human body, but cannot be produced or stored by the body.

For this reason, we must ensure a constant intake of Vitamin C via our food. Vitamin C is highly susceptible to light and heat and is more likely to be found in uncooked food.

In general Vitamin C can be described as vital for various functions that are key to both animals and plants.
 
The raw material for Vitamin is glucose, from which the vitamin is produced via two biochemical processes. This vitamin is involved in more than 15,000 metabolic processes, which makes it one of the most useful of all human nutrients.

The recommended daily requirement is about 110mg for men and 95mg for women, but this requirement can vary according to age and life circumstances.

HISTORY OF VITAMIN C

Vitamin C was one of the first vitamins to be discovered, when at the beginning of the twentieth century biochemist Albert Szent-Györgyi isolated the vitamin from cabbage and peppers.
 
In 1933, chemist Walter Norman Haworth succeeded in breaking down its chemical structure. In 1937, both men were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and Medicine.


The underlying findings later enabled Vitamin C to be produced industrially from simple dextrose. This process was invented by chemist Tadeus Reichstein, who was also awarded the Nobel Prize for his work.

FOODS CONTAINING VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is found mostly in fresh fruits and various vegetables. Since the vitamin is quite sensitive, only raw or frozen foods can guarantee an optimal supply. Key sources include:

Some foods with a high Vitamin C content are difficult to consume raw, being either inedible or too acidic. It is therefore a good idea to consume them in the form of juices. Dietary supplements such as Frummi are rich in vitamin C.

BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C

Vitamin C can neutralise harmful free radicals. Other benefits include:

In most industrialised countries, Vitamin C deficiency is rare, but can lead to chronic gastrointestinal diseases, bleeding gums, joint inflammation, heart muscle weakness, weak connective tissue and muscle atrophy. These are all symptoms of the ‘sailor’s disease’ of scurvy.

Overdosing is virtually impossible, as excess Vitamin C is simply excreted. However excessive long-term intake may lead to diarrhoea, damage to the kidneys and urinary tract, or problems with the metabolisation of iron.

VITAMIN C AND FRUMMI – HELPING TO PROMOTE HAIR GROWTH

Vitamin C helps promotes healthy hair because it encourages bloodflow to the scalp and thus stimulates hair growth. It also increases the bioavailability of the trace element iron, which contributes to better metabolic activity in the hair roots.
 
A good supply of Vitamin C is therefore vital for hair growth and preventing hair loss. That’s why it’s one of the key active ingredients of Frummi, making the dietary supplement the ideal foundation for a healthy head of hair.

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