Η vitamin C or else ascorbic acid is one water soluble vitamin and is one of the most well-known antioxidants. Humans, unlike most mammals, do not have the ability to synthesize vitamin C, which is why it is necessary to obtain it from food.
Vitamin C is responsible for many functions in the human body such as:
Η vitamin C found mainly in fruits and vegetables such as peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, garlic, cabbage, strawberries, kiwi, orange, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple. Also herbs such as thyme, celery and basil are good sources of vitamin C.
In dietary supplements vitamin C is available in non-acidic form and more absorbable, the so-called Ester-C where it remains in the bloodstream longer than Vitamin C.
The dosage varies according to age and need. Do not exceed the amount of vitamin C intake as it can cause gastrointestinal disorders.