Vitamin C Overdose can kills faster than its deficiency, did you know?
“HEALTH IS WEALTH”
Good day everyone today’s article is going to tell us more about an important topic for our own health.
Vitamin C: Also known as Ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble and a powerful antioxidant. It helps the body form and maintains connective tissue; bones, blood vessels, and skin hence it supports healthy living.
However, unlike some of the lower animals like rats which can synthesize Vitamin C, the human body cannot do that because our body doesn’t have similar enzyme. Moreover, because the human body can’t store vitamin C, this is the reason we must to include vitamin C in our diets. But like any other vitamin, Vitamin C also has a limit, and for taking a supplement, be sure to consult your Doctor.
Research also shows that it helps protect our body against cancers by deactivating free radicals, which damage our body cells.
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Source of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is richly found in fruits and vegetables; Orange, Citrus, Mango, Lemon, Watermelon, Cherries, Tomato Papaya, pepper, cabbage, Broccoli, Guavas, Kiwi fruits, Sweet Potatoes, and Pineapple to mention some.
Deficiency of Vitamin C.
Lack of Vitamin C in the body due to any reason may be, malnutrition or because of the problem in Gastrointestinal System (E.g. problem with absorption) cause serious problems like; Scurvy, prolong healing of infectious diseases, bleeding, easy ulceration and bruising, it also prolongs burn and trauma healing. Lack of Vitamin C may precipitate allergy. An early sign of Vitamin C deviancy including Painful and swollen gum and lips, easy bruising and fatigued.
Vitamin C Overdose.
While deficiency is a problem, its overload is another devastating problem which may lead to a serious outcome. Be make sure you take any supplement only when prescribed. Even though, high doses aren’t known to cause serious acute side effects but can cause from less serious too and as more serious as kidney stones (nephrolithiasis). Commonly Vitamin C overload cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, flushing abdominal cramps, and other gastrointestinal symptoms as well as heartburn, headaches, and insomnia.
But when obtained from both food and prescribed supplements in a recommended dosage, not only vitamin C but every other drug can then be considered safe.