Vitamin C, which may be too much

We won't list all the vitamins, their properties, and biological value, health benefits, etc., It is possible to find in other publications. We will tell only about some of them are still underestimated modern scientists, and here is new, not known until now data.
To warn that you should not drink too much vitamin tablets, although it is now fashionable in many countries. Some of them, such as vitamins a and D can cause extremely adverse consequences, right up to serious diseases if taken in too large doses.
The well-known theory that young people, or rather, adolescents because so aggressive, violent, and so on, that during the period of ripening explodes accumulated in their body energy, catalysts which are excessive amounts received in childhood vitamins. There is a known share of literary imagination, but...
From all the necessary for our organism vitamins most is the number we need vitamin C - an average of 80 mg per day, while the demand in all the other vitamins is a total of 20 mg per day. This does not mean that they are less valuable!
Already in 1747, a medical student James Lind, a University of Edinburgh, in the future ship doctor discovered that citrus fruits are effective from such frequent at that time among sailors scurvy. But only in 1932, it became possible to determine that the mysterious substance found in citrus fruits - ascorbic acid, or vitamin C.

How much vitamin C you need a day?

The answer to this question is not so simple. It is believed that an adult cannot acquire more than 30 mg, and anything beyond that, will be the body are highlighted. But on closer examination it turns out that our needs are very individual. In addition, many of the disease increases the demand from modest 30-80 to 3000 mg And even more!
In 1974 Dr. Terence C. Anderson from the University of Toronto has conducted research on 600 volunteers. While they were healthy, he gave them 500 mg of vitamin C per week. At the first sign of a cold dose increased to 500 mg per day for each sick. The rest received placebo. All who received 500 mg of vitamin C, recovered much faster than patients in the control group. Dr. Anderson advises in the period of mass colds to assign to all oseltamivir 200 mg of vitamin C! on the day, and in cases of acute infection short time to give up to 1000 mg, or 1 g, vitamin a day.
Later the scientist conducted similar research on thousands of volunteers and came to the conclusion that 1200 mg / day of vitamin C is dose (healthy)preventing colds during epidemics of influenza, Cathars or other infections. Suffices to only take 100 mg, but as soon as the first symptoms of the disease, it is necessary to increase the dose sometimes up to 1, This is a recommendation for all the so-called average people. But each of us has his own individual needs, most often it depends on the environment in which we live.
And we have doctors prescribe to their patients vitamin C. this is evidenced by the fact that drugstores sell him twice more in the winter, and during epidemics - even four times.
Often people have resorted to this method, when their torment rheumatic pain or aching bones and lower back, and sometimes in normal fatigue, a belief in the universality of action of vitamin C. one could wonder whether it affects the course of the disease or it affects the psychological factor?
One can say with confidence: the human body can not do without vitamin C. It is present in almost all tissues. Long ago came to the conclusion that vitamin C acts as a stimulant of metabolic processes. Perhaps he also activates some of the reactions of the immune system. The situation is to some extent paradoxical, because so far all of this has not been adequately investigated.
Allocated this vitamin in 1928 albert St derdi. Four years later Walter Haworth has defined its chemical structure and the synthesis was first performed in 1933 Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist of Polish origin.
Ascorbic acid vitamin C was because she warns terrible disease scurvy. They claim that much more sailors died from scurvy, than were killed in all sea accidents and battles.
Now nobody, as a rule, does not die of scurvy. Vitamin C treats its initial symptoms are not so dangerous, but quite widespread, especially among those who neglects this vitamin in the diet. It also helps with many diseases and ailments.