Vitamin C or ascorbic acid

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Vitamins are essential to proper body function. They are involved at low concentrations in many vital processes.

Vitamin C is not stored by the body and regular intake is therefore necessary. Be careful, this vitamin is highly sensitive to light, air and heat.

Where to find vitamin C

Vitamin C is found in large quantities in fresh fruits and vegetables, most particularly in superfruits (acerola, blackcurrant, seabuckthorn...)

Vitamin C and sports

  • Vitamin C is mostly known for its anti-fatigue action, but it is only one of its many possible actions.
  • Vitamin C has an antioxidant role, essential to endurance athletes.
  • Vitamin C boosts immune cells, thus helping fight infections. Remember that upper respiratory tract infections are more common in athletes.
  • Vitamin C helps with alertness, stress management and focus.
  •  Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron.

Needs in vitamin C

The needs in vitamin C are 60mg per day for an adult. These intakes may be increased to 1g per day in athletes or in case of a disease.

Marie Fauchille
Dietician | Nutritionist
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