Tag: vitamin c

Orange – the fruit of life

Orange – the fruit of life

Once a symbol of luxury, today a natural first aid kit is available for everyone. Orange is a real vitamin-mineral bomb. In winter and early spring, when it is particularly difficult to get fresh seasonal fruit, oranges can help us protect ourselves from the cold and add the necessary energy […]

Vitamins on a plate

Vitamins on a plate

Most often, when we lose weight, we only care about weight loss, and not whether we provide the body with the necessary amounts of vitamins and minerals. If we are not careful, we will lead to serious health problems. Dietary sources of nutrientsSources of beta-caroteneSources of vitamins C and ESources […]

Acerola – a huge source of natural vitamin C

Acerola – a huge source of natural vitamin C

Until now, lemons were treated as the leaders in the race of Vitamin C content, but it is the acerola fruit that is the greatest treasure of this vitamin. In comparative studies on the content of vitamin C in both species, acerola is spectacularly victorious. Acerola fruitsWhy is Vitamin C […]

The whole truth about antioxidants

The whole truth about antioxidants

Various antioxidant nutrients, such as vitamins E and C, are a typical component of bodybuilding diets. Most bodybuilders use supplements containing antioxidants in addition to what they get naturally in food. Antioxidants have been touted for their ability to aid exercise recovery, including relieving excessive muscle soreness. They block the […]

Vitamins C and E – large doses

Vitamins C and E – large doses

Vitamin C and vitamin E – large doses in endurance sports and losing weight Antioxidants in trainingActions in physically active people Antioxidants in training Common availability and omnipresent promotion of the need to use vitamins with antioxidant properties makes people use them in large doses. Not always, however, more means […]

Food and nutrients to support healthy skin

Food and nutrients to support healthy skin

Structure of skinSkins reflects our health and nutritional statusWhy diet is important for skin healthHydration!Omega fatty acidsIronVitaminsBenefits of supplements Structure of skin Our skin’s structure consists of several layers of different types of cells. The outer most layer exposed to the outside world is the epithelium which along with the […]

High Doses of Vitamins Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

High Doses of Vitamins Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

High Doses of Vitamins Fight Alzheimer’s Disease High Doses of Vitamins Fight Alzheimer’s DiseaseWhy Don’t Doctors Recommend high dosages of vitamins?Details of clinical study regarding using high dose of vitaminsClinical study regarding using high dose of niacin – receptionNiacin’s side effects. Is Niacin safety? Scientific sources regarding niacin safenessNiacin intake […]

Vitamins, their bioavailability and changes during storage, baking and boiling

Vitamins, their bioavailability and changes during storage, baking and boiling

In connection to storing various products (temperature, pH, access to light, etc.) and their technological treatment (baking, boiling etc.), the content of vitamins in these products changes. What also changes is their bioavailability due to chemical alterations of compounds contained in a given product. In this post, I will present […]

Does vitamin C cure cancer?

Does vitamin C cure cancer?

Vitamin C in vitro (in test-tube) shows toxic effects against certain kinds of cancer cells, but not for healthy cells1,2,3. It stems from a bit different, more voracious metabolism of a malignant cell and is called selective cytotoxicity. A few well-known mechanisms are engaged in a potentially anticancer effect of […]

How does vitamins become active?

How does vitamins become active?

At the moment when we take vitamins (whether in supplements or in food) our body transforms them into active forms that can be assimilated. Only in this way can they fully use their beneficial effects. Vitamins are activated in a variety of chemical processes, such as methylation – it consists […]

Levorotatory vitamin C

Levorotatory vitamin C

There exists a very weird and unnecessary myth around vitamin C. I have explained this many times in the comments, but I would like to get it right in the post. Vitamin C is L-ascorbic acid. The letter “L” stands for the isomer with the relative configuration L. Naming it […]