The importance of
in Goldfish Food
is a vital part of any good diet. It is required for life! A study in The Journal of Epidemiology stated that people who have high levels of
lived an average of six years longer than people with low levels of Vitamin C
It stands to reason that
would also increase the life span our goldfish.
It is known that
boosts the immune system. It helps to rid the body of foreign invaders by increasing the production of antibodies. This is important in helping to prevent illness.
helps form collagen. Good, healthy collagen helps build strong bones and skin. Healthy skin recovers from injury quicker and with fewer complications.
is a water soluble antioxidant. As such, it can bind with
*aqueous free radicals
so that they can not damage other healthy cells. This helps to prevent illness as well.
How does all this relate to our goldfish? Fish, like humans, do NOT produce their own
need to obtain
from dietary sources. By providing high quality goldfish food with the appropriate amount of
we can help ensure that our goldfish remain healthy and strong.
Aqueous free radicals
are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction. The main problem comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may not function properly or can die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants (
is such an antioxidant).
All Our goldfish foods at Goldfish Connection like our Pro-Gold
contain high amounts of stabilized Vitamin C.