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Diet & Nutrition : How to Best Absorb Vitamin C Supplements

October 27, 2019


I’m Katie Adams a registered dietitian with
Decathlon Club, part of Western Athletic Clubs. Today we’re going to talk about how to better
absorb vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for growth and development as well as it aids
in wound healing. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which means that it needs water to
be broken down and properly absorbed. Excess vitamin C is excreted in the urine so the
the body needs a constant supply of vitamin C to make sure all the needs are met. Vitamin
C and iron work together to help be absorbed by the body by containing a food that contains
Vitamin C such as citrus fruits, bell peppers or broccoli with foods that contain iron such
as meat, beans and spinach. You can better increase the absorption of both iron and vitamin
C. Eating a diet that is balanced that contains fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains
and lean protein is usually enough to consume an adequate amount of vitamin C for your body’s
needs. Since the body can only absorb a certain amount of vitamin C at one time it’s not necessary
to take a vitamin C supplement, since most of it would just be excreted in the urine
anyway. I’m Katie Adams a registered dietitian with Decathlon Club, part of Western Athletic
Clubs and that is how to better absorb vitamin C.

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