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Is there any difference between natural vitamin C and vitamin C supplements?

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that naturally exists in various vegetables and fruits. The human body has a relatively large demand for vitamin C. The recommended intake is 100 mg per day, and the maximum tolerated intake is 2000 mg per day. If vitamin C is lacking There will be a decrease in immunity and various degrees of problems in body functions. However, most people's deficiency is recessive and rarely has obvious symptoms. This is also a troublesome point of vitamin C deficiency, which is not easy to find.


Nowadays, many people are aware of vitamin C supplementation, but there is confusion-is natural vitamin C better or synthetic vitamin C better?


The difference between natural vitamin C and vitamin C supplements:


Synthetic vitamin C has a single component, while natural vitamin C exists in natural foods, which contain many other nutrients besides vitamin C.


In nutrition, there is a principle that gives priority to recommending the intake of various nutrients from natural foods, rather than supplements.


Obtaining vitamin C from natural foods simultaneously obtains these complex components. These components have certain benefits in themselves, and some components will have a synergistic effect with vitamin C. For example, vitamin E and flavonoids may promote the development of vitamin C. Absorption, some studies believe that vitamin C obtained from natural fruits has a higher retention rate in the human body.


From the perspective of overall nutrition, natural vitamin C is even better.


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