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What Is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C - or ascorbic acid - is a vitamin that is found in a variety of foods, such as citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli and brussels sprouts. The main function of vitamin C in the body is to protect cells, which enables them to stay healthy, as well as helping the process of wound healing and maintaining healthy bones, cartilage, skin and blood vessels.

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What Is Vitamin C?

  1. 1. Vitamin C? Dr Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopath. She has authored and co-authored over 35 books W h a t i s
  2. 2. 2 What Is Vitamin C? Dr. Carolyn Dean Vitamin C - or ascorbic acid - is a vitamin that is found in a variety of foods, such as citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli and brussels sprouts. The main function of vitamin C in the body is to protect cells, which enables them to stay healthy, as well as helping the process of wound healing and maintaining healthy bones, cartilage, skin and blood vessels. Vitamin C does this as it is important in the synthesis of collagen - a protein that makes up the majority of our connective tissue.
  3. 3. 3 Blood pressure is the measurement of the force that is exerted by circulating blood against the artery walls, and hypertension describes a high level of pressure . metabolic processes and reactions, as it helps the body to acquire energy from food that has been consumed. Discovered in 1912 and isolated in 1928, in 1933 vitamin C became the first chemically produced vitamin. Vitamin C cannot be easily stored in the body, so it is important to get it from a healthy daily diet. Typically, an adult will require between 40 and 100mg every day from foods such as kiwis, kale, red peppers and oranges. A n essential nutrient in the repair of tissue, vitamin C is a vital ingredient in the production of certain neurotransmitters and is required for several enzymes to function. Important for the healthy function of the immune system, a severe lack of vitamin C will result in scurvy. Vitamin C is also important for a number of
  4. 4. refer to the blog of For further information about the link between vitamin C and oranges, please Dr. Carolyne Dean

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