Filipinos continue to adapt to the various changes due to the current health situation. Everyone's biggest concern is to keep their family protected against illnesses, viruses, and even the effects of stress.
With the increase in health risk, Vitamin C deficiency is even more alarming as it is often associated with poor immunity and a higher risk of getting infected by sickness. In 2020, 87.3% of Filipino working adults were reported to be getting an inadequate amount of Ascorbic acid, more commonly known as Vitamin C1. Living in the new normal has made more Filipinos concerned about their health, making knowledge about how Vitamin C can help families strengthen their immunity against illnesses all the more important.
Abbott Philippines joins forces with influencers such as Bianca Gonzales to launch the Ascorbic Acid (Cecon) Vitamin C Day last May 2, 2021.
The Cecon Vitamin C Day highlighted the role of Vitamin C in helping give families an armor of protection against diseases. It aimed to encourage Filipinos to incorporate taking ascorbic acid in their daily routine to help strengthen immunity along with proper diet and exercise.
Here are some facts you need to know about Vitamin C:
Vitamin C is not only found in oranges
Every time we hear the word Vitamin C, the first thing that comes to mind are oranges. Although the citrus family has long been related to Vitamin C, it can actually be found in other food sources as well.
For instance, one green chili pepper can provide 55% more Vitamin C compared to a medium-sized orange. Other sources of Vitamin C include guavas, broccoli, kale, and herbs like parsley and thyme.
As an antioxidant, it may help fight off memory loss as you age
As people age, it is more challenging for various nerve cells to protect themselves from damage-causing atoms. But regular intake of Vitamin C can help protect nerve cells. It can also help improve cognitive functions.
Vitamin C can help manage body fats
A study done by some nutrition specialists reported that the amount of Vitamin C in the bloodstream is directly related to fat oxidation.
Although Vitamin C can help in managing body fats, it is advisable to start a regular Vitamin C habit, as well as engaging in physical activity for better results.
It helps accelerate healing
Vitamin C has anti-oxidants and this means that it helps regenerate collagen in bones, joints, and the face. It can even help speed up the healing of wounds.
Humans cannot store Vitamin C
The nutrients people get from Vitamin C are water-soluble, which is the reason why excess dosage of Vitamin C cannot be stored in the human body. The excess dosage of the vitamin gets flushed out of the system through urination.
There is also the fact that the human body does not have the ability to produce Vitamin C. This is one of the reasons why taking Vitamin C, along with daily exercise and eating more fruits and vegetables daily, is important.
One of the ascorbic acid or Vitamin C brands that is available in the market is Ascorbic Acid (Cecon). It banners a full roster of products that helps address the Vitamin C need of each family member.
Abbott highlights the importance of supplementing a healthy diet and active lifestyle with the intake of Vitamin C; and understands that with the increased health risks around, Filipinos need to be more aware of the role of daily Vitamin C intake in supporting immunity.
As an antioxidant, it is a good supplement to retain other nutrients in the body. Vitamin C helps defend against sickness, viruses, and daily effects of stress. It also helps speed up the body's healing process.
Abbott's driving force is to support people to live life to the fullest. With Cecon's wide range of products, paired with a proper diet and healthy lifestyle, it is now more convenient for families to help strengthen their immunity through Vitamin C.
Whatever your age or lifestyle, there is a Cecon product that can play a role in enhancing your overall well-being -helping more people keep doing what they love and live a full, healthy life.
It is available in Ascorbic Acid (Cecon) 500mg non-acidic, chewable tablet for adults; Ascorbic Acid (Cecon Junior) 100mg non-acidic, chewable tablet for kids; and Multivitamins+Zinc (Cecon Plus) fortified with 750mg Vitamin C, B-complex, and more for added protection needed by adults.
Ascorbic Acid (Cecon)'s range of products is available in leading drugstores nationwide and online via Abbott's official store in Lazada and Shopee.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
ASC reference code: A101P051421CS
1 Angeles-Agdeppa, I. (2020, March 2). Food Sources and Nutrient Intakes of Filipino Working Adults. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32268583/
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