Category Archives: Vitamin C

Rose Hips As A Source of Vitamin C

Rose hips are berries that are produced by the rose hip tree, also called the rose haw or dog rose tree. The berries are nutritionally interesting because they have a very high content of vitamin C. In fact 100 grams … Continue reading

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Vitamin C and Vitamin E

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Vitamin C Supplements for Weight Loss?

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Vitamin C and Weight Loss

Vitamin C is an important water soluble antioxidant for humans. Vitamin C is able to lower levels of oxidative stress in humans and this may explain its health benefits. Most animals can produce their own vitamin C, whereas humans cannot. … Continue reading

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Vitamin C for Weight Loss

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Rose Hips: A Good Source of Vitamin C

Rose hips are berries that form on plants belonging to the Rosa or rose family. Rose hips have medicinal effects because of the phytochemicals they contain. In particular, rose hips are high in vitamin C, and vitamin C from rose … Continue reading

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Apples and Tomatoes: Vitamin C Content

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Antioxidants as Therapy for Low Mood

Exposure to stress is a primary factor in the development of mood disorders. Stress is able to cause mood disorders because one of the downstream effects of the presence of high levels of stress hormones is the production of inflammation … Continue reading

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Megadoses of Vitamin C: The Forgotten Role

Megadoses of vitamin C are often recommended for good health. However, many argue that such high doses are not required and that most of the vitamin C is simply metabolised and excreted. One study investigated the absorption kinetics of vitamin … Continue reading

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Can Vitamin C Treat Anxiety?

Vitamin C is a phytochemical produced in plants. Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamin C, which is often found alongside other phytochemicals, particularly flavonoids. Vitamin C plays a role as an antioxidant in human nutrition and in this … Continue reading

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