Vitamin C


Vitamin C is involved in hydroxylation reactions (particularly collagen synthesis) and redox (nitrite and iron). It also comes in récations root as a free radical scavenger.Vitamin C is the most potent activator of intestinal absorption of non-heme iron.

Vitamin C has many roles: antioxidant, removing heavy metals, immune system, production of hormones in the brain (neurotransmitters) and manufacturing support tissue (collagen).

Sources of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

See the list of foods that provide the most vitamin C


The 100% value in the RNI Nutrimeter ® is 110 mg per day in adults. Given the role of vitamin C in many functions, the Food and Drug Administration péconise pass this value to 250 mg.

The safety limit is above 500 mg per day (we retain a value of 500% in the Nutrimeter ®)

An intake of 30 mg per day ensures the role of the antiscorbutic vitamin C (we will retain a minimum of 40% in the Nutrimeter ®)

(Source: "Recommended dietary allowances for the French population," the CNERNA-CNRS. Edition coordinated by Ambroise Martin.)