VITAMIN C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin with powerful antioxidant properties. It is essential for the proper functioning of the body and is involved in many important metabolic processes. Below are the properties and health benefits of vitamin C and its sources.

Properties and health benefits of vitamin C:

Supporting the immune system. Helps maintain the normal functioning of the immune system, which contributes to protecting the body from infection and disease.

Antioxidant: Ascorbic acid acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from free radical damage, which can delay the aging process and reduce the risk of developing many diseases.

Collagen synthesis: Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of collagen, the main building protein of skin, hair, nails, tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Proper collagen levels affect skin elasticity and firmness, as well as joint health.

Iron absorption: Ascorbic acid helps improve the absorption of iron from food, which is important for maintaining normal red blood cell levels and preventing anemia.


  • Fruits (citrus, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, currants, guava)
  • vegetables (peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach)
  • potatoes
  • sauerkraut

Dosage: 200-300 mg per day.