Important protective vitamin in cooperation with CoQ10 and vitamin E.
The antioxidant qualities of vitamin C play a significant role in both the cellular and humoral immune response. In addition, ascorbic acid protects DNA (carrier of genetic information) from damage by reactive oxygen molecules.
By mixed function oxidases and its hydroxylation reaction localized in the liver microsomes, and the participation of ascorbic acid as a cofactor, toxic metabolites, xenobiotics – for example, herbicides, environmental poisons – and drug will be detoxified. This detoxification mechanism can be explained by the essential function of L-ascorbic acid as a scavenger. L-ascorbic acid stimulates the synthesis of cytochrome P-450 dependent enzymes that detoxify toxic substances and provides protection against inactivation by oxygen radicals.
Other functions of vitamin C:
- Carnitine – biosynthesis – reduces fatigue
- Improves iron recovery
- Vitamin E recycler – renewed oxidative consumed Vitamin E
- Immune system – increased activity and effectiveness of the defense cells
- Neurotransmitter – production of neurotransmitters, which are important for a healthy sleep and a balanced psyche (eg. Serotonin)
- Cancer prevention – inhibition of the conversion of nitrates into cancer-forming nitrosamines
- Crucial to the structure of the collagen. Strong water-soluble antioxidant in conjunction with vitamin E and coenzyme Q10
- Important detoxification function in the body
- Reduces fatigue
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