Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon Associate Professor İbrahim Aşkar gave information on the subject. Vitamin C is an antioxidant found in many food and dietary supplements. Vitamin C, which is necessary for the functioning of enzymes in the cell, plays an important role in the production of neurotransmitters in the nervous system, immune system functions and self-renewal of the skin. It helps in the treatment of acne scars and sunspots on the skin. Vitamin C slows down the aging of the skin. It also accelerates blood circulation. Vitamin C, which is water-soluble, is not stored in the body like vitamin D. Vitamin C, which requires regular daily intake, is found in the body in small amounts and the excess is excreted by the kidneys. Sodium ascorbate and calcium ascorbate found in nutritional supplements may turn into ascorbic acid in the digestive system and their molecular structure may change according to changing pH values. Ascorbic acid is obtained by reducing its oxidized form, dihydroascorbic acid. It helps functions such as collagen synthesis, wound healing, skin rejuvenation in the skin.
Prof.Dr.İbrahim Aşkar said, “Vitamin C plays an important role in all of these systems by helping the collagen synthesis of skin, blood vessels, bone, cartilage, gingiva and teeth. Vitamin C also helps to release energy in energy metabolism, which reduces fatigue and exhaustion. Vitamin C takes part in iron absorption. Vitamin C plays an important role in reducing the oxidized form of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant like itself. Vitamin C helps neutralize some drugs in the body. In case of high blood pressure, vitamin C is also important in balancing blood pressure. The daily recommended amount is 200 mg, and the maximum daily dose is specified as 2000 mg. Smokers and in the fight against flu should take vitamin C.
Doç.Dr.Aşkar said, “As well as adding vitamin C to the skin with oral foods, it can also be supplemented with vitamin C applied locally to the skin. It is not possible to talk about the presence of vitamin C in foods that are traditionally cooked at high temperatures for a long time. Therefore, foods should be consumed raw. Scurvy (scurvy) disease occurs in vitamin C deficiency. 80-100 mg of vitamin C is recommended for children and 70-75 mg of vitamin C for adults. Vitamin C is found in the following foods: Orange, tangerine, lemon, citrus, melon, grapefruit, cauliflower, broccoli, strawberry, parsley, pepper varieties, radish, lemon, pineapple, kale, cabbage, green beans, peas, onions, rose hips, fennel , blueberries, papaya, kiwi and spinach… The foods with the highest Vitamin C are respectively red pepper, green pepper, kiwi, etc. In addition, nutritional supplements contain vitamin C.