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Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbate or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Humans, unlike most animals, are unable to synthesize vitamin C endogenously (produced from within the organism), so it is an essential dietary component
Sources of Vitamin C
Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C. Citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice, and potatoes are major contributors of vitamin C to the American diet. Other good food sources include red and green peppers, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe. Although vitamin C is not naturally present in grains, it is added to some fortified breakfast cereals. The vitamin C content of food may be reduced by prolonged storage and by cooking because ascorbic acid is water soluble, sensitive to light and is destroyed by heat. Steaming or microwaving may lessen cooking losses. Fortunately, many of the best food sources of vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables, are usually consumed raw. Consuming five varied servings of fruits and vegetables a day can provide more than 200 mg of vitamin C.
Zinc (Zn) is a transition metal belonging to group 12 of the periodic table. As an "essential trace element" zinc has substantial biological importance for plants and animals. Although zinc is needed in only small amounts, it participates in more than 80 different enzyme systems in the human body. The retina in your eye, for instance, contains more zinc than any other organ! Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays a key role in body processes, such as building DNA and RNA, producing energy, regulating the immune system, and cell metabolism. It is required for wound healing, tasting, and smelling.
Zinc deficiency is rare in the United States, but it can cause poor appetite and impaired immune function. In more severe cases, zinc deficiency causes hair loss, diarrhea, impotence, and eye and skin sores. Weight loss, delayed healing of wounds, taste abnormalities, and mental slowness can also occur. Children with low zinc levels may have slowed growth and delayed puberty.
Sources of Zinc
Zinc is present in a range of everyday foods.
Oysters, Toasted Wheat Germ, Veal Liver, Roast Beef, Crab, Pork loin, Baked beans, Lobster, Beef patty, Dark chocolate, Lamb, Peanuts, and Crab. An interesting fact is that Oysters have more zinc than any other food.
Our C+Zinc spray vitamin also contains the anti-oxidant Vitamin E, as well as the essential amino acids lysine and glycine, all in one convenient, easy to use spray!