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What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C was discovered by Albert Szent-Györgyi. It is also known as ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble vitamin. Deficiency and can be prevented and treated with vitamin C containing foods or dietary supplements. Scurvy leads to the formation of brown spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from all mucous membranes. It acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects against damage from toxic chemicals and pollutants and from free radicals that are largely responsible for aging and degenerative diseases.

Vitamin C Deficiency Problems

  • Easy bruising
  • Small spots of bleeding under the skin.
  • Slowly Healing Wounds.
  • Connective Tissue Defects.
  • Fatigue and Poor Mood.
  • Bleeding Gums and Tooth Loss.
  • Swollen or painful joints or bones.
  • Rough, Bumpy Skin.
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Spongy.
  • Teeth decay easily.
  • Dry brittle hair.
  • Dry rough scaly skin.
  • Anemia.
  • Fatigue or lethargy or muscle weakness.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Recurrent colds and infections.
  • Atherosclerosis.
  • Possible weight gain due to slower metabolism.

Vitamin C fooed-sources

Food Source of C Vitamin

  • Oranges
  • Guava
  • Lemon
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruits
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberries
  • Mangoes
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Raw dark leafy vegetables
  • Red, yellow and green peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Limes

Vitamin C Uses

  • Prevents Anemia
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Improves Mood
  • Promotes Glowing Skin
  • Reduces Risk of Gout
  • Improves Heart Health
  • Less Discoloration
  • Faster Wound Healing
  • Faster Hair Growth
  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • Protects Against Dandruff
  • Helps Regulate Blood Sugar
  • Prevents Scurvy
  • prevents Premature Greying Of Hair
  • Promotes Calcium Incorporation into Bone Tissue
  • Regulates Blood Pressure Levels
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Helps In The Treatment Of Osteoarthritis
  • Helps in Treating Allergies.