Research conducted by the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand, has found that daily Vitamin C intake of at least 150mg, or the equivalent of two fresh kiwi fruit, is required to maintain optimum levels.
The Centre for Free Radical Research, directed by Professor Margreet Vissers, has initiated a large, detailed study of the critical role of Vitamin C in the human body. The latest findings, the first in a series published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has shown that muscle concentration, the largest store of Vitamin C, falls if intake decreases below optimal levels, while general energy levels increased with higher intake.
The on-going study should reveal details of the Master Nutrient’s role in Energy Production, Antioxidant Networking, Collagen Synthesis, Brain Chemistry, Immunity and Cardiovascular Health, and may support the Linus Pauling Institute’s daily requirement of 400mg. Meanwhile, Professor Vissers recommends eating high-value foods, like kiwi fruit (or Camu Camu) in order to maintain ideal levels. To learn more, check out Camu Camu Vitamin C Caps.
Christopher Daniels is Executive Vice-President of Greens Plus. He studied Holistic Nutrition at the Clayton College of Natural Health and currently directs Superfood Research and Product Development.