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VITAMIN C FOR ATHLETES

Published : Feb 19, 2019 2 mins read Updated On : Nov 25, 2022

Vitamin C is a micronutrient described as an antioxidant nutrient. Antioxidants play an important role in protecting the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C protects the cells from oxidative damage, thereby reducing inflammation and cytokine production and preventing the release of histamine. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and enhances the functions of neutrophils.

 

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Vitamin C is helpful for athletes who follow a vegetarian diet or with a limited intake of animal products. Foods like green leafy vegetables, beans, legumes, and fortified cereals have iron but it is not as absorbable as the form of iron found in meat. Iron-containing plant foods consumed with a source of vitamin C (such as a spinach salad with mandarin orange slices), increase iron absorption. Thus Vitamin C plays an important role in iron absorption, increasing the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood which improves your run or exercise.


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FAST&UP CHARGE contains one of the richest sources of Vitamin C i.e. Amla extract and Zinc. Amla is also known as Phyllanthus Emblica, Emblica Officinalis, or Indian Gooseberry. Amla is one of the most important plant herbs in Ayurvedic medicine with an incredibly extensive list of health benefits. Gooseberry is not only very rich in vitamin C but also contains many minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and vitamin B complex and thus serves as a powerful antioxidant agent.

Indian Gooseberries in a bowl


Orange and lemon slices arranged in C shape


Vitamin C helps to maintain a healthy immune system and also helps in preventing the decrease in immune function that may occur right after exercise or run.

Vitamin C is especially important for runners, as it helps in tissue synthesis and repairs the wear and tear of the tissues in the body.

Zinc is an integral part of the structure and function of many biological enzymes. Zinc is also known to exhibit powerful anti-oxidant activity in several organ systems including the lungs. Zinc supplementation leads to the reduction of plasma concentration of inflammatory cytokines, and oxidative stress markers in the absence of infection. It reduces the incidence of acute lower respiratory infections and decreases the duration of colds in healthy young adults. It also lowers the incidence of infection and inflammatory cytokines levels in healthy elderly subjects. Zinc plays a critical role in immune modulation and in maintaining the integrity of the immune system.

Our body cannot prepare or store Vitamin C; hence we need to get it through supplementation in our daily diet.

FAST&UP CHARGE understands the serious need for Vitamin C supplementation and is uniquely formulated with zinc for strong immunity. Thus FAST&UP CHARGE is the best choice for Vitamin C supplementation.

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