Assessment of concentration vitamin C in Frugo fruit drinks and dietary supplements

Ocena zawartości witaminy C w napojach Frugo i w suplementach diety

The study authors: Anna Lebiedzińska, Marcin Marszałł, Katarzyna Borzuchowska, Piotr Szefer.

Katedra i Zakład Bromatologii, Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny,
Katedra i Zakład Toksykologii, Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny

The results of research on "Assessment of concentration vitamin C in Frugo fruit drinks and dietary supplements" conducted by Anna Lebiedzińska, Marcin Marszałł, Katarzyna Borzuchowska, Piotr Szefer (Problemy Higieny i Epidemiologii (2013, 94(2): 336-338).).

Assessment of concentration vitamin C in Frugo fruit drinks and dietary supplements

Vitamin C is one of the important vitamins for human health particularly popular for its role in prevention of scurvy. In addition, vitamin C is important for the enhancement of the immune system, absorption of iron, prevention of some cancers and cardiovascular disease. Diet supplementation has become a popular method for consumers to prevent and/or treat chronic health conditions. The frequency of dietary supplement use has increased in recent years, especially among older adults.

Aim

To determine the content of vitamin C in fruit drinks and dietary supplements.
Material & methods. The contents of the L-ascorbic acid has been determined by using the HPLC method with coulometric detection in fruit drinks and dietary supplements.

Results

The present study “Assessment of concentration vitamin C in Frugo fruit drinks and dietary supplements” provides information about the concentration of vitamin C in fruit drinks and dietary supplements. This work concerns the comparison of vitamin C as declared on the label with the quantity estimated analytically in dietary supplements. The differences between vitamin C quantity estimated and that on the label were found.

Conclusion

Assessment of concentration vitamin C in Frugo fruit drinks and dietary supplements. The proposed separation and detection procedures were successfully applied for evaluation of the vitamin C in fruit drinks and dietary supplements. The results of our investigations have demonstrated that there are differences in the determined vitamin C content and the one declared by the dietary supplement producers.


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Problemy Higieny i Epidemiologii (2013, 94(2): 336-338).


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Ocena zawartości witaminy C w napojach Frugo i w suplementach diety (Anna Lebiedzińska, Marcin Marszałł, Katarzyna Borzuchowska, Piotr Szefer) po Polsku:
Ocena zawartości witaminy C w napojach Frugo i w suplementach diety
Katedra i Zakład Bromatologii, Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny,
Katedra i Zakład Toksykologii, Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny