Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - a natural strengthening of immunity - vitamin C, and old age, the work of the endocrine glands
May 13, 2007
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - a natural immunity strengthening
- Symptoms of deficiency
- Prevention and treatment of diseases
- Vitamin C and infectious diseases
- Vitamin C, and old age, the work of the endocrine glands
Vitamin C, and old age, the work of the endocrine glands
The scientists drew attention to the relationship between the content of vitamin C in the body and release
Discharges in women when there is cause for concern
. All endocrine glands are interrelated
. And if at least one of them is functioning poorly, the need for vitamin C increases significantly: weak gland as if it were taken from other organs
. That's why the elderly decreases the content of ascorbic acid in the blood
. It was thought that older people eat less of foods rich in this vitamin, or somehow worse than him learn
. But even after the vitamin C began to give elderly people in large numbers, its concentration in the blood as people age continued to decline
. Most notably is the case with men
. It is believed that the fault of poor diet and smoking
. Still, women tend to smoke less, and more than men, eating fruits and vegetables
. But studies have shown that for the same power level of vitamin C in the blood of men and women had different
. It became obvious that it is connected with the floor
. After lengthy research, doctors have found that a lack of vitamin C causes numerous senile changes (wrinkles, hunched back, dark spots on the skin, easy to cause bleeding)
But sufficient dose of ascorbic acid (200 mg) can prolong youth and advancing with the times to delay the destruction of the human body.
How can this be explained?
It turns out that the whole point of free radicals and their harmful effects. Free radicals - is the atomic group having an electron from one unbalanced electric charge: trying to balance itself, destroys the free electron pair of electrons, and begins an aggressive chain. Some of these reactions cause very serious changes in amino acids and enzymes in living cells. However, the body's ability to be updated is very strong, despite the destruction caused illnesses and ailments.
30% of the total protein in the human body are so-called glue-like fibers - basis of the connective tissue or collagen (fibrillar protein). Its action may be likened to that of a steel wire construction. It helps to tie into the whole tooth enamel
The enamel of the teeth: protection, this Nature
, Bone, muscle tissues such as heart and blood
. With age, collagen is gradually shrinks, dies and must be replaced by new cells
. If this does not happen immediately, reduces the number of cells and collagen in the body becomes less
. The ability to regenerate collagen depends primarily on how and how much is absorbed by the body of vitamin C
. It therefore requires an increase of vitamin C in the age of up to 200 mg daily
. Food, rich in sugar and fats, triglycerides forms a body which, as it were "stick together" blood plasma are deposited on the walls of blood vessels in the form of various types of fat, not only cholesterol
. Sugar contributes to this, even to a greater extent than fat
. Our body is protected by the fact that synthesizing enzyme lipoprotein lipase
. And for its synthesis requires vitamin C, under the influence of which are separated triglycerides into free fatty acids and displayed together with excess cholesterol
. Thus, liquidated the conditions under which the dangerous fatty plaques join and adhere to the walls of arteries, causing in the end is what we call multiple sclerosis
. However, they are mistaken who think that by starting to eat vegetables and fruits, eat Vitamin C tablets or powders, they immediately feel signs of recovery
. Unfortunately, this is not so
. To acted vitamin C, a high enough dose
. His influence on our blood vessels begin only six months after the start of the regular treatment of the relevant doses
Vitamin D and its effect on the skin: the sun is useful - Vitamin D deficiency
May 6, 2007
- Vitamin D and its effect on the skin: a useful sun
- Vitamin D deficiency
Symptoms of deficiency
Vitamin D (calciferol) - a fat-soluble vitamin that is synthesized in the skin from the pro-vitamins with mandatory irradiated by the sun or artificial conditions of quartz. Small amounts of vitamin D and is supplied with food. The main source of Vitamin D: liver, brewer's yeast
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, Eggs, butter, milk. Calciferol present in mushrooms, nettles, yarrow, spinach. Note that vegetables grown in greenhouses, contain less vitamin D, than vegetables grown in the garden as glass greenhouse frames do not allow the ultraviolet rays.
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency is characterized by the following symptoms:
- loss of appetite, weight loss;
- lethargy, fatigue;
- pain in the pelvis;
- lameness, duck gait;
- muscle pain;
- burning sensation in the mouth and throat;
- loss and tooth decay;
- blurred vision.
Studies have shown that vitamin D is effective in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, glucose intolerance
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and multiple sclerosis.
Causes of vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency occurs for several reasons, principal among which are the following:
- Insufficient intake of vitamin for a long time. This happens if you will keep a vegetarian diet, as most sources of vitamin D - animal origin: fish, fish oil
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, Egg yolks, cheese, and beef liver.
- insufficient exposure to the sun. Because vitamin D is produced in contact with the skin to sunlight, people are rarely in the sun, are at risk of deficiency of vitamin D.
- dark skin. High concentration of pigment melanin reduces the skin's ability to produce vitamin D from the action of sunlight. Some studies have shown that black elderly are most at risk of deficiency of vitamin D.
- kidneys are not able to convert D to its active form. With age, the function of the kidneys deteriorates, and the efficiency of conversion of vitamin D to its active form decreases, which leads to a deficiency of this vitamin.
- malabsorption of vitamin D in the digestive tract. In some diseases, such as Crohn's disease, impaired ability to suck the intestines of dietary vitamin D.
The need for vitamin D increased among people lacking UV radiation:
- living at high latitudes;
- residents of the regions with high atmospheric pollution;
- working the night shift or just nocturnal;
- bedridden patients, there is no outdoors.
- In addition, supplementation of vitamin D is required:
- people who use low-calorie or enough nutritious food;
- pregnant and lactating women;
- those who are exposed to prolonged stress
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and suffers from debilitating, chronic diseases;
- persons with increased physical load;
- abusers of alcohol and tobacco;
- the elderly.
Treatment of vitamin D deficiency
Treatment of vitamin D deficiency is carried out by increasing the intake of vitamin and residence time in the sun. The daily requirement of vitamin D for adults and children over 3 years of age is 100 international units for children up to 3 years - 400 international units.