Can vitamin C fortification reduce iron-deficiency anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia is a common problem in women. Currently, several nutritional studies are being established to find out how vitamin C fortification is related to iron-deficiency anemia.

1. Important things you need to know about vitamin C

Vitamin C is a substance that plays an important role in 13 vitamins necessary for the body's metabolism. Especially in the production of red blood cells, vitamin C plays an important role. Therefore, when the concentration of vitamin C in the body drops sharply, it will greatly affect the quality of red blood cells and cause anemia.
Natural sources of vitamin C are not difficult to find. They always appear in each of your meals from the plant-based food group. In which, citrus fruits, tangerines, grapefruit are the richest natural sources of vitamin C. With the property of breaking down at high temperatures, frozen foods will have a higher vitamin C content than processed foods.
In some cases, your body's ability to absorb vitamin C is reduced, leading to vitamin C deficiency. Anemia is caused in part by a decrease in vitamin C levels or iron deficiency anemia due to the body not being supplemented. Adequate folic acid supplementation.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C là một chất có vai trò quan trọng trong 13 loại vitamin cần thiết cho hoạt động trao đổi chất của cơ thể

2. The reason why vitamin C deficiency leads to iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia due to vitamin C deficiency has many causes. It is possible that due to the weakness of the body, the absorption capacity is poor, so even though it is fully loaded, it cannot be dissolved. Patients with thyroid nodules, cancer, and unable to synthesize iron naturally lead to the risk of vitamin C deficiency. Others, due to tobacco use, burn too much vitamin C, increasing the body's needs.
In general, foods rich in vitamin C have a sour, acidic taste when reaching the stomach, which will support better iron absorption for the body. Normally, the amount of food taken into the body will be absorbed 10-15% is iron for adulthood. The absorption of iron into our body is not governed by the iron in animals and iron in plants.
However, vitamin C does interact with iron contained in plants. When you receive protein sources from plants, if the body is showing signs of vitamin C deficiency, it will cause a high risk of anemia. Vegetarians use mostly plant-based proteins, so they don't get enough vitamin C, leading to a 40% higher risk of iron deficiency anemia than the general population.
To know if you have iron deficiency anemia due to vitamin C content in your body or not, you can rely on some of the following signs and symptoms:
Pale skin The body is weak and susceptible to infection. illness Increased tachycardia during exercise Decreased tolerance to cold Ease of wound infection and swelling Sudden weight loss Diarrhea Body discomfort An itchy sensation in the hands and feet
Thiếu máu
Nước da xanh xao, nhợt nhạt là một trong nhiều dấu hiệu của bệnh thiếu máu

3. The effect of vitamin C in the treatment of anemia

Vitamin C deficiency is not simply dangerous for anemic patients, but also has many potential dangers to our health. Your doctor may prescribe and ask you to take a vitamin C supplement when you have any serious form of anemia.
When supplementing iron for the body, you need to pay attention to use it on an empty stomach. This will promote a higher absorption of iron into the body. In addition, eating more foods containing high levels of vitamin C will increase the acidity in the stomach, creating favorable conditions for iron absorption.
When you have iron deficiency anemia, you need to pay attention to the use of anti-acid drugs. This is because the body's ability to absorb iron decreases. In some special cases, you can consult a doctor to make the best decision.
Thực phẩm giàu vitamin c
Ăn tăng lượng thực phẩm chứa hàm lượng cao vitamin C sẽ khiến tính acid trong dạ dày tăng cao tạo điều kiện thuận lợi cho việc hấp thụ sắt

4. Methods of treating anemia caused by a decrease in the body's vitamin C levels

Anemia is thought to be caused by a deficiency of the trace element iron in the body. However, the nutritional imbalance between food groups also significantly affects the mobility and metabolism of the body.
The reality that vitamin fortification helps to minimize iron deficiency anemia has not really been clearly proven. Scientific studies up to this point have not completely explained the relationship of vitamins to the ability to create red blood cells and make blood.
The complexity of this study is due to the fact that the subject is quite diverse and the molecular structure of the substances is also complex. Therefore, vitamin C is now supplemented by natural or functional foods simply to improve immune health to help the body function better.
If you need to increase vitamin C to support the production of red blood cells or reduce the risk of iron deficiency anemia, please consult a nutritionist. All health problems should be taken care of and taken care of carefully to avoid the risk of dangerous diseases.
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Reference source: clinicaltrials - pubmed

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