Everything you need to know about vitamin C


Vitamin C
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Vitamin C is a vital nutrient for health. It avails form and maintain bones, skin, and blood vessels. It is withal an antioxidant.


Why we need vitamin C?

Vitamin C is dihydrogen monoxide soluble, and the body does not store it.


The body needs vitamin C for various functions. Here are some of them:

  • It avails the body engender collagen, L-carnitine, and some neurotransmitters.

  • As an antioxidant, it avails abstract unwanted substances kenned as reactive oxidative species (ROS) from the body.

  • It avails the body absorb iron.

  • It boosts the immune system.

  • It enhances wound rejuvenating.

ROS are free radical-like substances that result from natural physiological processes, exposure to pollution, and other factors. They can lead to oxidative stress, which in turn, can damage the cell.




Vitamin C’s antioxidant activity may avail minimize inflammation and lower the peril of developing sundry conditions, including some cancers.


The body needs vitamin C to engender collagen. This is the main component of connective tissue and makes up 1-2% of the muscle tissue.


Sources of vitamin C


  • green peas

  • oranges and orange juice

  • red and green peppers

  • kiwifruit

  • grapefruit

  • strawberries

  • potatoes

  • spinach and other green, leafy vegetables

  • tomatoes

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