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Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

The basic water-soluble antioxidant vitamin (Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid) of the body is taken in food.

It participates in the active antioxidant protection of the body and participates in many metabolic processes, such as:

  1. maintenance of skin vessels bones joints
  2. wound healing
  3. Ferrum absorption

A. Signs of deficiency

  • Eating disorders (not taking fresh food)

B. Situations of increased needs - malabsorption

  1. Vigorous exercise - physical exertion
  2. Smoking - Alcoholism - extensive trauma
  3. Cancer - Intense fevers
  4. Active - severe autoimmune diseases (arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus)

C. Signs of toxicity from excessive intake:

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Bloating - Stomach pains
  3. Damage to tooth enamel (long-term consumption)

For adults, the following are applied:

Expected levels in healthy 2.0-14.0 µg/L

Simple blood collection happens at any time of the day (7.30-19.30)

  1. without restrictions on food from the previous day
  2. without restrictions on possible medication intake
  3. the result is not affected of any existing transient illness - cold

The result is given in 2-3 days

The private cost of individual examination (Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid) is 35 euros*.

*A 25% discount applies when participating in Check Up

**In our center we have doctors with the right to prescribe EOPYY prescriptions

Information selected - indicative with sources: Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests - J.Wallach and https://labtestsonline.org

The choice and explanation of the use of the analysis is the exclusive responsibility of your doctor

Edited by : Ioannis Grattisia Head of Laboratory / MSc Clinical Biochemistry - Molecular Biology

April 2019

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