Although scurvy isn’t as prevalent as it once was vitamin C has a hosted of benefits such as developing collagen, an important structural protein throughout the body, helps with iron absorption, protecting our cells from free radicals by acting as an antioxidant, while boosting our immune systems.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that means it’s dissolve in water or lost through sweating, especially if you’re someone who constantly undertake intense training on a regular basis, you’re more than likely need a constant top up of it.. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need an ongoing supply of such vitamins in your diet.
Some Deficiency symptoms and resulting conditions may be
-dry skin and hair
-delayed wound healing
and many more
Dietary source food rich in this vitamin includes
-Bell pepper, citrus fruits, green leafy veggies, broccoli, papaya, asparagus, kiwi, blackcurrent and more, if you’re not getting enough of these food on a daily basis maybe it’s worth supplementing your diet with vit-c, a good dosage is recommended at around 500-1000mg once or twice a day, also many coaches and literature recommend post workout is a good time to take it, as it aid in post workout recovery.