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Vitamin C Uses & Benefits and How to Make Your Own Pills at Home

Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid is a vitamin that is necessary for the proper development and functioning of many body parts. It also plays an important role in the maintenance of proper immune function.

Some animals can produce their own vitamin C, but humans must get this vitamin from food and other sources, although it can also be done in a laboratory. Most experts recommend to get vitamin C from a diet rich in fruits and vegetables instead of taking supplements.

Then you will know how to make your own “pills” of vitamin C at home to supplement your diet, improve your health and getting independent laboratories.

Vitamin C Uses & Benefits

  • Antioxidant: Vitamin C is also a physiologically important antioxidant and has been shown to regenerate other antioxidants in the body, including alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) is created that to limit the harmful effects of the radical free through its activity antioxidant, may help prevent or delay the development of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and other diseases that oxidative stress plays a causal role.
  • Scurvy: Take vitamin C orally or injected as an injection prevents and treats the deficiency of vitamin C, including scurvy. In addition, take vitamin C can reverse the problems associated with scurvy.
  • Iron absorption: Vitamin C along with iron supplementation can increase the amount of iron your body absorbs in adults and children.
  • Improves the skin: Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine and certain neurotransmitters; Vitamin C is also involved in protein metabolism. Collagen is an essential component of the connective tissue, which plays a vital role in wound healing.
  • A genetic disorder in newborn infants called tyrosinemia: Take vitamin C orally or as an injection improves a genetic disorder in newborn infants in which blood levels of the amino acid tyrosine are too high.
  • Decrease in protein in the urine (albuminuria): Take vitamin C plus vitamin E can reduce the protein in the urine in people with diabetes.
  • Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis): Taking vitamin C by mouth seems to decrease the risk of hardening of the artery. Vitamin C also appears to reduce the speed to which worsens the hardening of the artery. More research is needed to understand the effects of the consumption of vitamin C from diet or supplements in this condition once that has been developed.
  • Common cold: There is some controversy about the effectiveness of vitamin C to treat the common cold, as some studies support the strengthening of the defences, but inactivity before the development of the disease. However, the majority of evidence shows that taking high doses of vitamin C may shorten the course of the cold of 1 to 1.5 days in some patients.
  • Kidney problems related to the contrast media used during a diagnostic test called angiography: Take vitamin C before and after an angiogram appears to reduce the risk of developing kidney problems.
  • Abnormal breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia): Treatment with vitamin C can improve the hemolytic anemia.
  • Clean metal body: The consumption of vitamin C in the diet appears to reduce blood levels of lead, nickel and other heavy metals.
  • Tanning. Take vitamin C via oral along with vitamin E seems to prevent sunburn. However, take vitamin C alone does not prevent sunburn.

Foods rich in vitamin C

Vitamin C, we can get it from natural sources very varied and contrary to what you have told us life, orange is not the one that has more vitamin C of all the food that I’ll show below, which can (and must incorporate 😉 in our die daily TA, the list is extensive but here I’ve placed some extras more than the known orange juice:

Vitamin-C-alimentos

Chiles, chilies or peppers

A half cup of chopped or diced chiles delivers 107.8 mg of vitamin C. In addition, researchers at the University at Buffalo found that capsaicin, the compound that makes chillies from biting, can help relieve joint pain and muscle.

red pepper

A cup of chopped red pepper contains almost three times more vitamin C than an orange-190 mg. Red Peppers are also a great source of vitamin A, which promotes eye health.

Green pepper

A cup of chopped green pepper contains less vitamin C than their sweeter sister, but with 120 mg, 200% of the recommended daily amount remains.

Kale

In addition to twice its daily intake recommended vitamin A and seven times the recommended amount of vitamin K, a portion of a cup of Kale provides 80.4 mg of vitamin C. The source of nutrition also offers a considerable dose of minerals and fatty acids.

Broccoli

This cruciferous vegetable provides 132 mg of vitamin C plus a piece of filler fiber only 30 calories per serving. In addition, research shows that broccoli can have preventive properties of the cancer.

Tropical fruits: Papaya, pineapple and mango

Between 122 mg – 75 mg of vitamin C, these exquisite fruits transform any juice into a potential and delicious drink healing.

Strawberries

A cup of this superfruit (provided it is organically) contains 84.7 mg vitamin C, more healthy doses of folic acid and other compounds which has been proven to promote heart health.

Cauliflower

Whether you handle it, cook it to steam or chew it, eat a small head of cauliflower gives it a dose of 127.7 mg of vitamin C, more 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.

Brussels sprouts

These small cabbages are loaded with phytonutrients and fiber that prevent cancer, not to mention 74.8 mg of vitamin C. If usually you become crazy because of its bitter flavor, take its natural sweetness toasting them.

Rose hip or rose hips

During the second World War when citrus foods were hard to find and scurvy (the extreme lack of vitamin C) was a growing problem. The scientists began to try local food sources and discovered that the rose hips really have more vitamin C than oranges.

Acerola

The acerola is native to the tropics of South America, and now also grown in North Texas. The acerola is famous for its high content of vitamin C, although it also contains other nutrients such as B vitamins and Bioflavonoids. According to the book of plants in human health and nutrition policy, there are 1677,6 mg of vitamin C in 100 g of fruit.

AMLA

(Phyllanthus emblica) AMLA is a beloved herb from India, where it is famous in the formula of Triphala.

How to prepare our own “pills” of vitamin C

What you will need…

  • 1 tbsp. of rosehip powder
  • 1 tablespoon of amla powder
  • 1 tablespoon of acerola powder
  • Honey or maple or agave syrup
  • (Optional) orange peel powder

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Mix the herbs in powder, breaking the lumps. Pour the slightly warm honey in the powder mix.

Just pour a little, stir, add a little more, stir. Keep the mixture always attached, but not too wet or sticky. Once the powders are mixed with honey, shape the mixture into balls the size of a pea.These can then be rolled powdered orange or other powders in the mix. Get 45 pills of the size of a pea. Store in an airtight container.

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