Vitamin C and immunity are great friends. All mothers and fathers know that it protects the baby’s body from various infections and it is especially important in the cold season! Nevertheless, in fact, in addition to immunomodulation, vitamin C performs many other functions:
• it is a strong antioxidant; it protects the body from free radicals and toxins, adverse environmental factors;
• strengthens blood vessels and capillaries, regulates blood clotting;
• improves cellular respiration;
• accelerates the process of skin healing;
• necessary for the health of bones, joints, cartilage;
• activates the action of digestive enzymes;
• reduces stress levels.
In the modern world, avitaminosis (a complete lack of vitamin in the body) of vitamin C, also known as scurvy, is very rare, while hypovitaminosis (a vitamin deficiency) of this element occurs in 80% of children.
1. As we know, vitamin C for immunity is simply indispensable, so when it is deficient, the child often suffers from colds and other infectious diseases.
2. Frequent nasal bleeding.
3. Weakness, drowsiness, the child quickly gets tired.
4. Bluish shade of the face, especially near the nose and ears.
Especially “picky” parents can determine whether there is enough vitamin C in the body, according to laboratory analysis of urine. Norm is 30 mg in daily volume.
It is important to know that the body cannot synthesize vitamin C by itself. This vitamin can be obtained only with food or in pharmacy products!
The record content of vitamin C in citrus, strawberry and wild strawberry, kiwi, Bulgarian pepper, black currant, fresh greenery, sour cabbage, and in many other products. Most children adore fruit, and eagerly eat them. Why, even with a full-fledged diet, children are often diagnosed with vitamin C deficiency?
Perhaps, it is worth starting with the fact that due to modern methods of cultivation, the initial amount of vitamins and minerals in plant products is less than it should be. Further, it should be taken into account that vitamin C is very unstable to external factors. In some products, a significant part of it is lost within a few hours after collection, and in months, its content in fruit reaches a maximum of half of the original. For example, greenery for only a day of storage loses half the vitamin C. Apples lose at least 25% of the vitamin for half a year of storage, and 50% for potatoes.
The loss of the vitamin is facilitated by any mechanical treatment: skin cleansing, cutting, scouring, etc. In addition, naturally, a significant part of the vitamin is lost during heat treatment, for example, in leafy vegetables its quantity is reduced by 70%. It is important to take into account that every subsequent heating of food reduces the content of vitamin C by half! Therefore, when preparing food, you need to use methods that allow you to maximize the preservation of useful substances in foods. Therefore, the most useful are potatoes cooked in a peel. Any vegetables will save much more microelements if dip them in boiling water, instead of cold. Fresh salads will be much more useful if to prepare them directly before eating.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW! A popular myth that over the summer, thanks to a large number of fresh vegetables and fruits, it is possible to provide the baby’s body with vitamin C at least until winter has no scientific justification! Vitamin C is excreted from the body in about 5 hours and it is impossible to “store” it!
A popular method to provide the baby’s body with vitamin C are pharmacy products. According to statistics, in developed countries, such as the US and Canada, more than 50% of adults and almost 100% of children regularly take vitamin C in monotherapy or multivitamin complexes with its content.
It is interesting to know that the molecule of natural vitamin C from food products and obtained chemically is 100% identical, so there is no difference from what sources it will be obtained, the main thing is that the body should have enough of it!
However, when buying vitamins with vitamin C at the drug store for your child, it is necessary to pay attention to its form. For us, the synonym of vitamin C is the term “ascorbic acid”, but this is not entirely true. L-ascorbic acid is useful – one of 4 isomers of ascorbic acid, which has high bioavailability, and, in fact, is vitamin C for the body. Intake of the usual “ascorbic pill”, which contains simple ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate, will not bring the body the expected benefits.
You can provide your child with this indispensable vitamin with the help of lollies with vitamin C Vitatone – only one candy contains 25% of the required amount, and 4 candies will provide a daily vitamin rate! Tasty and healthy!
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