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Universal vitamin C, does it work against cancer and prevents Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases?

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Published by Calivita Partner in Vitamins · 12 February 2024
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In the past, doctors assumed that vitamin C was important in treating scurvy. British physician John Woodall used citrus fruits to treat scurvy as early as 1617. However, the chemical structure of vitamin C has only been known since the 1930s. Two Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1937 for the identification and synthesis of this substance: in medicine (Albert Szent-Györgyi) and in chemistry (Walter Norman Haworth).

What does vitamin C help with?

Modern molecular medicine research has uncovered a whole range of important effects of vitamin C. From its antioxidant effect, through its influence on skin elasticity, wound healing, connective tissue integrity and iron absorption, to studies showing its specific role in the fight against infections, cancer cells, cardiovascular diseases, allergies and many other conditions, such as fracture healing.

Vitamin C acts primarily as an electron donor. This is important for the proper functioning of key enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen in the skin and cartilage, blood vessels and wounds, or enzymes synthesizing carnitine. Vitamin C is also essential for the synthesis of dopamine and other peptide hormones, and its anti-proliferative (growth-inhibiting) effects on some types of cancer cells are significant. In recent years, it has been possible to characterize more precisely not only the preventive effect of a sufficient supply of vitamin C, but also the therapeutic potential of high doses of vitamin C (a few grams a day) in many pathological conditions, including especially chronic stress.

Vitamin C is known primarily as an effective vitamin for colds. It strengthens the functioning of the immune system, and other positive effects on the activity of our body have recently been discovered. This would mean that this substance is even more important for our body than we thought! Let's take a look at three of them!

Does vitamin C help fight anxiety and stress?

Well, it turns out that it is, and there is evidence for it. In one study, high school students were divided into two groups. One received 500 mg of vitamin C daily and the other received a placebo. The anxiety level of these young people was then measured using the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). This method was developed for these purposes and is used immediately before the exam and then 2 weeks after it. The BAI of the students in the placebo group did not change (remained moderate), while the BAI of the students in the vitamin C supplement group decreased from "moderate" to a healthier "low" anxiety score.

Vitamin C - is it good for seniors?

It turns out that vitamin C can help you stay in shape even in old age. Japanese researchers studied 655 women with an average age of 75, who were divided into four groups based on their vitamin C levels - from lowest to highest - and then measured their physical performance. It was found that the group with higher levels of vitamin C showed significantly better results, for example, in hand grip strength and standing on one leg. This may mean that women who consume more vitamin C may retain more muscle mass during menopause, when muscles tend to atrophy.

Why is vitamin C a key molecule for the brain?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is widely known but perhaps less talked about as one of the key antioxidant defenders of the central nervous system. Vitamin C is found in large amounts in the brain. This vitamin binds free radicals that are formed during the work of the brain, thus protecting the nervous system. Its presence in the central nervous system is so important that its deficiency is believed to play a role in the development of various diseases of the nervous system (dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease).

Tablets, capsules or drops, which vitamin C to choose?

Currently, there is a very large selection of products with vitamin C on the market. We can choose from vitamin C tablets, capsules, liquid or drops. Available preparations differ in dosage, composition, price and quality. So what should you look for when choosing a product with vitamin C? Is it necessary to choose a medicine or can you bet on a good dietary supplement. We suggest.

To begin with, it is worth paying attention to the composition. The more natural composition and less excipients, the better. Tablets with vitamin C due to their construction will have more auxiliary substances in the composition. Rather, avoid using soluble vitamin C tablets on a daily basis.

GMP and cGMP standards, or how to verify the quality of products with vitamin C.

The second issue often emphasized in advertisements is the distinction between a drug and a dietary supplement. Contrary to popular belief, a vitamin C drug is not necessarily better than a supplement, and vice versa. It all depends on the production quality standard. Generally all drugs meet GMP standards, but some supplements do as well. Unfortunately, the GMP standard itself does not guarantee the highest quality and safety of a drug or supplement. Most of us remember massive recalls of drugs from the market due to contamination of active substances imported from China. This is due to the fact that the GMP standard does not require the testing of each batch of the active substance and each batch of the finished drug or dietary supplement. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to preparations produced in the latest cGMP standard, which requires continuous control of both the active substance - vitamin C and the finished product. If we expect our vitamin C to be of the highest quality, we should choose one that meets the latest cGMP standard.

vitamin C 1000 Plus

Calivita C 1000 Plus - universal vitamin C with rose hips.

Vitamin Calivita C 1000 Plus supports the protective effect of our immune system with mega doses of vitamin C with prolonged absorption and organic rosehips, which intensify its effect in the critical period when our body needs it most. In addition, it also contributes to the proper formation of collagen, supports the maintenance of healthy blood vessels, bones, cartilage, teeth, gums and skin. Calivita C 1000 Plus tablets meet the latest cGMP standard.

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