It is one of the chiral forms of ascorbic acid, known as L-ascorbic acid and is an essential nutrient for the human body. It can be extracted from certain foods and purified to give a white water-soluble powder or crystals. It is most readily available in citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc., some other fruits like blackcurrants, strawberries, raspberries, etc., and some vegetables like peppers, brussels sprouts broccoli tomatoes etc., and can be synthesised from glucose by an industrial chemical process
Vitamin C is an "anti-oxidant" that protects the body from "free-radicals" that can be responsible for causing cancer. It has important functions functions in the body including maintaining the immune system and producing collagen which is important in the structure of the cells forming muscles organs and bones.
Lack of adequate Vitamin C in the diet is known as "Vitamin C deficiency" which causes symptoms such as pain in the muscles & joints, increased tendency to bruise / bleed, poor healing of wounds, swollen gums, and causes the medical condition known as "scurvy".
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Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, otherwise known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is responsible for many functions in your body. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and can protect your body from free radicals, which may cause heart disease and cancer. Vitamin C is responsible for producing collagen. Collagen is present in your muscles and bones. It is responsible for holding the cells together. Vitamin C helps your immune system. It helps you heal from scrapes and bruises.
Vitamin C also keeps your gums healthy. People with lack of Vitamin C often develop black, swollen gums otherwise known as scurvy. People who do not consume enough Vitamin C often develop the following symptoms: Swollen Gums Wounds that don't heal Easy bruising Bleeding Gums You can obtain Vitamin C from citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits. You can also obtain a significant amount from tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, and even potatoes. http://funadvice.com/r/14pi7n0hha2
First we must define what is vitamin.Vitamins are organic molecules which have carbon,hydrogen and oxygen elements in their structure. Actually all of organic molecules like alcohols or alkenes show same structure except their each other connecting shapes. So the difference between vitamins a,d,c,e,k... comes like this. Off course this difference causes different vitamin missions.Vitamin c is one of them. Now we can talk about what it provides to our body.Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant so I mean Vitamin c helps our body to protect ourselves from the bacterias or other dangerous things.Vitamin c also seems our cells' membrane. So it is really necessary to our bodies.
However vitamin C decomposes only in water and more than daily usage goes out with the pie.
Rather than just taking more vitamin C you should eat more foods rich in the vitamin. Fruits and vegetables contain thousands of naturally occurring phytochemicals including other antioxidants and chemicals that help prevent cancer, dementia, and heart disease. When you take vitamin C as a chemical synthesized or isolated from fruit you don't get all the benefits of eating fruit.
Rather than popping a pill you should just try to eat healthier.
Long before the discovery of vitamin C it was observed that citrus fruit prevented it. British sailors came to be known as limeys because sailors were given rations of lime juice to prevent scurvy. This is where we get the term limey referring to any Brit. Turns out that lemon was the preferred ration; limes were only substituted because they were plentiful in the Caribbean but lemons and lemon juice contain more vitamin C and are more effective.
Vitamin C is one of the safest and most efficient nutrients, experts say. It may not be the treatment for the common cold (though it's thought to help stop more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C may consist of protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
Thank you alll. I will start taking in alot more vita C in now