Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is our most common antioxidant.
Deficiency of vitamin C is luckily not common.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. It means that it dissolves in water and is not stored well in the body’s tissues. So we must obtain it daily through food or supplements.
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Why Do We Need Vitamin C?
Your body requires vitamin C for normal physiological functions ◳.
Vitamin C plays a vital role in bone formation, wound healing, and the maintenance of healthy gums.
Vitamin C also plays a vital role in several metabolic functions ◳.
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Sources Of Vitamin C
Animal sources are lacking in vitamin C.
Vitamin C is mostly found in
- Citrus fruits
- Green and Red peppers
- Brussels sprouts
- Indian gooseberry
- and other leafy vegetables
You can find a lot of other foods and their vitamin C content in our nutrition tool.
Plenty Of Vitamin C Supplements Available
There are a lot of Vitamin C supplements available to choose from.
The trick is to know which one to buy.
We've written a whole article about what Vitamin C supplements we think is of the highest quality. The article is named Recommended Vitamin C Supplements
Our Articles About Vitamin C
What Is Vitamin C
You can find more information about vitamin C and the research behind it, in our article What Is Vitamin C & What Foods Can I Find It In?
Benefits Of Vitamin C
Vitamin C has many benefits. You can see what they are and if they might be able to help you in any way in our article Vitamin C: 13 Research-Backed Benefits