The effect of Smoking on vitamin C in the body
Metal ions contained in cigarette smoke destroy vitamin C in the body. Because of this smokers of developing deficiency of ascorbic acid, which may be one of the reasons for the decline of immunity. In the body can occur internal bleeding, gum bleed, long time to heal wounds, slows down hair growth. Deficiency of this vitamin causes headache, asthenia, bone pain. In addition to Smoking, the reserves of vitamin C are also reduced by drinking coffee.
To avoid these negative consequences, first and foremost, smokers need to watch your diet. You can find vitamin C in almost all fruits and vegetables, these foods should be consumed daily. Ascorbic acid is destroyed during cooking or other thermal processing, so it is best to eat vegetables fresh or steamed. It is recommended to take additional ascorbic acid, which is an excellent source of this vitamin. The daily requirement for vitamin C - not less than 40 milligrams. One cigarette destroys 2.5 mg of the substance, and therefore, the intake of vitamin C should be added to the value of 2.5, multiplied by the number of cigarettes smoked per day.
"Vitacor - vitamins for smokers
A good multivitamin drug is "Vitamar", tailored to the needs of the body of the smoker. It is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of hypovitaminosis smokers, in the body a deficiency of vitamins C, group B. the Drug should be taken 1 capsule daily, with or without food.
In the "Vitacura" includes vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), folic acid. Vitamin C participates in synthesis of hormones, including those involved in the process of Smoking (noradrenaline, serotonin and other), stimulates the production of hemoglobin and thus helps to reduce damage from lack of oxygen. Alpha tocopherol acetate is a powerful antioxidant that has a positive effect on the protective function of the cells and the function of tissue respiration. Riboflavin is involved in the cycles of redox, dehydration of amino acids. Thiamine is required for carbohydrate metabolism, maintenance of the Central nervous system, immune system. Folic acid participates in most metabolic processes. Cyanocobalamin is required for the synthesis of many vitamins, amino acids and for some processes the formation of membranes of nerve tissue, red blood cells.