Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mojoba Vitamin C

Mojoba Vitamin C                                         Intelligent Ernæring

Wild Harvest Pharma’s nutraceutical Mojoba powder contains appreciable quantities of other essential vitamins, such as thiamine (vitamin B1) and riboflavin (vitamin B2), essential for optimal development of the organism and for maintaining cellular integrity of the nerves, skin and ocular epithelia, and niacin (vitamin PP or B3), important to regulate many metabolic functions. Furthermore, the fruit contributes to the injection of some essential minerals and essential fatty acids.

Ascorbic Acid(vitamin C)
Mojoba has a particularly high antioxidant capability mainly because of its high natural vitamin C content, which is equivalent to 6 oranges per 100 g. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for ascorbic acid is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. If we consider that Mojoba has an ascorbic acid content of 300 mg per 100g, the oral intake of 25 and 30 g respectively is able to provide to the daily vitamin C allowance. 

Vitamin C, an essential nutrient found mainly in fruits and vegetables. The body requires it to form and maintain bones, blood vessels, and skin. Like other vitamins, ascorbic acid is an organic compound and  must be replenished daily.

Ascorbic acid helps produce collagen, a protein needed to develop and maintain healthy teeth, bones, gums, cartilage, vertebrae discs, joint linings, skin and blood vessels. 
Ascorbic acid also does the following:

1. Promotes the healing of cuts, abrasions and wounds.
2. Helps fight infections.
3. Inhibits conversion of irritants in smog, tobacco smoke, and certain foods into cancer-causing substances.
4. Appears to dilate (widen, enlarge) blood vessels and thereby lessen the risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease.
5. Helps regulate cholesterol levels.
6. Prevents the development of scurvy, a disease characterized by weakness, fatigue, anemia, swollen joints, bleeding gums and loose teeth. Scurvy was common aboard ships in earlier times because crews traveled for long periods without eating fresh vegetables or fruit. Many sailors died of the disease. Scurvy is rare today.
7. Appears to lower the risk of developing cataracts, clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision.
8. May help protect diabetics against deterioration of nerves, eyes and kidneys.
9. May (or may not) inhibit the development of colds and decrease the intensity of cold symptoms. (This is highly controversial.)
10. Aids iron absorption.
11. May reduce levels of lead in the blood.

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