Why is vitamin C important?

Vitamin C is one of the essential vitamins, and is extremely important for one’s health. It contributes to normal function of the immune system and is therefore extremely important in times of higher risk of infections, but also contributes to:

  • collagen formation for normal function of bones, cartilage, gums and teeth and skin
  • reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • normal functioning of the nervous system
  • normal psychological function
  • increase of iron absorption
  • protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • etc..

Which food is rich with vitamin C? 

In opposite to popular belief, lemon, orange and other fruits from the citrus family are actually not the richest source of vitamin C. More for example can be found in peppers. The higher concentrations of vitamin C in vegetables can be found in:

  • Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower
  • Green and red peppers
  • Spinach, cabbage, turnip greens, and other leafy greens
  • Sweet and white potatoes
  • Tomatoes and tomato juice

Fruits with the highest sources of vitamin C include:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Citrus fruits and juices, such as orange and grapefruit
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries
  • Watermelon

What are the signs of vitamin C deficiency?

There are many signs of vitamin C deficiency – from beauty issues to serious health problems. One of the worst, that rarely happen anymore (globally) is scurvy. Other signs include symptoms of weakness, anemia, gum disease, and skin problems. This is because vitamin C is needed for making collagen, an important component in connective tissues.

One of the first signs might be brittle nails, weak hair and skin problems, as any health issues often first reflect on those. Easy bruising, slow healing, weak bones, painful joints, even bleeding gums and consistent anaemia can all to traced back to vitamin C deficiency.

Is Valens C-Natural suitable for children? 

The product is 100 % natural, preservative free and only contains vitamin C from natural source (rose hip extract), and is therefore suitable for children. However, the product contains honey, which isn’t suitable for children younger than 1. Valens C-Natural is suitable for children from the age of 1.

How much vitamin C can I consume?

Vitamin C is water-soluble and is therefore safe to be consumed in higher concentrations. Reference daily value of vitamin C is 80 mg.