Vitamin C: in which cases does one really need to make a cure?
Vitamin C, essential for the body
What is vitamin C? "Vitamin C is a vitamin that taps into the diet" explains Raphaël Gruman, dietician-nutritionist. . Known mainly for its anti-fatigue action, it is involved in a number of essential processes for good health. Namely, it strengthens the immune system, facilitates the absorption of iron and calcium, is antioxidant and contributes to the production of collagen, essential for healing wounds. You will understand, it is therefore essential for the body.
So that when winter comes, around December, and until it goes back in March, we should supplement ourselves to make sure we do not develop deficiencies. Deficiency, which could cause significant fatigue, loss of appetite and less resistance to infections. Cure compulsory so? Hmm, "Recommended"warns the professional.
Because if in theory we find enough vitamin C in our diet to not need to make specific cure, Raphael Gruman recommend it anyway. "Vitamin C is very fragile Concrete example: take an orange that contains vitamin C. Cut in half, it will have already lost almost half of its content.he says. He therefore recommends taking a capsule of acerola (dietary supplement from fruit very rich in vitamin C) every morning for two weeks. A health cure to be repeated twice during the winter.
Vitamin D, the other ally of winter
What about other vitamins that could help us cope with winter? "We can also bet on the vitamin D", advises the professional. Vitamin D is a vitamin naturally synthesized by the body when it is exposed to the sun ". It also plays an important role: it also strengthens the immune system, helps to fix calcium on bones, has an effect on fatigue and mood and improves muscle strength. Several studies also demonstrate its preventive action against certain cancers. Indispensable too.
Moreover, "in winter, almost all French are deficient in vitamin D", indicates the professional, who advises everyone to follow a cure (knowing that there are no contraindications, apart from overdose, very rare). To everyone, but especially to children since it promotes the absorption of calcium on the bones. Menopausal women, you are also advised. And for good reason, "a good level of vitamin D provides active protection against osteoporosis"he observes. How to supplement? It's simple : "we take a light bulb of vitamin D every three months and put three drops of liquid food supplement on his tongue every morning", from October to March.
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