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?
The 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 ◳.
Sources Of Vitamin C
Animal sources are lacking in vitamin C. It is mostly found in citrus fruits, green peppers, red peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, turnip, Indian gooseberry, and other leafy vegetables.
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What Is Vitamin C
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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