Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. It is required for the functioning of several enzymes and is important for immune system function. It also functions as an antioxidant.
Vitamin C forms antibodies and collagen, tissue repair (including some redox effects), metabolism of phenylalanine, tyrosine, and folic acid, utilization of iron and carbohydrates, synthesis of fats and proteins, maintenance of immune function, and hydroxyl It is necessary for serotonin to maintain the integrity of blood vessels and promote the absorption of non-heme iron. At the same time, vitamin C also has anti-oxidation, anti-free radicals, and inhibits the formation of tyrosinase, thereby achieving whitening and spot-lightening effects.
1. Promote antibody formation. The high concentration of vitamin C helps reduce the cystine in food protein to cysteine, thereby synthesizing antibodies.
2. Promote the absorption of iron. Vitamin C can reduce the hard-to-absorb trivalent iron to easily absorbed divalent iron, thereby promoting iron absorption. In addition, it can also make the sulfhydryl group of ferrous complexase and other enzymes in an active state, in order to effectively play a role, so vitamin C is an important auxiliary drug for the treatment of anemia.
3. Promote the formation of tetrahydrofolate. Vitamin C can promote the reduction of folic acid to tetrahydrofolate, so it has a certain effect on megaloblastic anemia.
4. Maintain the activity of sulfhydrylase.
5. Detoxification. Supplementing a large amount of vitamin C in the body can alleviate the toxic effects of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic on the body.
6. Prevent cancer. Many studies have shown that vitamin C can block the synthesis of carcinogen N-nitroso compounds and prevent cancer.
7. Scavenging free radicals.