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VITAMIN C

The “C” Shield

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and plays key role in immunity and wellbeing of health.  A large number of metabolic activities ranging from the synthesis of carnitine, collagen, norepinephrine and a wide range of antioxidant activities involve vitamin c which is crucial for human metabolism.

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SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

A population-based cross sectional survey in two areas of north and south India were investigated for the prevalence of vitamin C deficiency in people aged more than 60. The age, sex and season standardized prevalence of vitamin C deficiency was 73.9% in 2668 people in north India and 45.7% in 2970 from south India (1). This indicated the poor nutrition and lower dietary intakes of vitamin C in communities of Indian population.

Additionally, a cross-sectional study on adults from Western India was done to examine interrelationships between (a) dietary habits, (b) socioeconomic and (c) environmental factors, and their impact on plasma ascorbic acid (2-3). Subnormal status of vitamin C was observed and the study emphasizes the need to increase consumption of fruit, green leafy vegetables and milk products, and also better education and environment.

References

  1. Ravindran, R.D., Vashist, P., Gupta, S.K., Young, I.S., Maraini, G., Camparini, M., Jayanthi, R., John, N., Fitzpatrick, K.E., Chakravarthy, U., Ravilla, T.D., Fletcher, A.E., 2011. Prevalence and risk factors for vitamin C deficiency in north and south India: a two centre population based study in people aged 60 years and over. PLoS ONE 6, e28588. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0028588
  2. Chiplonkar, S.A., Agte, V.V., Mengale, S.S., Tarwadi, K.V., 2002. Are lifestyle factors good predictors of retinol and vitamin C deficiency in apparently healthy adults? Eur J Clin Nutr 56, 96–104. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601291
  3. Chatterjee, I.B., 2009. The history of vitamin C research in India. J. Biosci. 34, 185–194. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12038-009-0021-7
  4. Vitamin C Deficiency | National Health Portal of India. Available from: http://www.nutrition-atlas.nin.res.in/nutritionatlas/vitc.php

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Scientific evidence suggests that vitamin C supplementation in adults and children with a common cold can significantly reduce its duration and severity and relieve cold symptoms (1-2). Furthermore, supplementation with vitamin C appears to be able to both prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections. Three controlled trials found that vitamin C prevented pneumonia (3). Two controlled trials found a treatment benefit of vitamin C for pneumonia patients.

References

  1. Gombart, A.F., Pierre, A., Maggini, S., 2020. A Review of Micronutrients and the Immune System–Working in Harmony to Reduce the Risk of Infection. Nutrients 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12010236
  2. Carr, A.C., Maggini, S., 2017. Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9111211
  3. Ran, L., Zhao, W., Wang, J., Wang, H., Zhao, Y., Tseng, Y., Bu, H., 2018. Extra Dose of Vitamin C Based on a Daily Supplementation Shortens the Common Cold: A Meta-Analysis of 9 Randomized Controlled Trials. Biomed Res Int 2018, 1837634. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1837634
  4. Hemilä, H., 2017. Vitamin C and Infections. Nutrients 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9040339

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