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Vitamins C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble, antioxidant Vitamin and mineral essential for maintaining optimal health. It is has many purposes.

It is important in forming collagen, a protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.

Vitamin C also aids in the absorption of iron, and helps maintain teeth, and is essential for the healing of wounds.

Vitamin C is one of many antioxidant Vitamin, nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals, which are by-products that result when our bodies transform food into energy.

The build up of these by-products over time can contribute to the development of various health

Conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and a host of inflammatory conditions like arthritis and is largely responsible for the aging process.Vitamin C deficiency can lead to dry and splitting hair; gingivitis and bleeding gums;

rough, dry, scaly skin; decreased wound-healing rate, easy bruising; nosebleeds; weakened enamel of the teeth; swollen and painful joints; anemia; decreased ability to ward off infection; and, possibly, weight gain because of slowed metabolic rate and energy expenditure.

The body does not manufacture this liquid Vitamin on its own and the body does not store it either.

Therefore it is important to consumed Vitamin C every day and include plenty health food Vitamin containing Vitamin C in your daily diet or take Vitamin supplement, which you can easily but in Vitamin shoppes.

All vegetables and fruits contain certain amount of Vitamin C.Some of the highest sources of Vitamin C include green peppers, citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes, turnip greens and other leafy greens, sweet and white potatoes, and cantaloupe.

Other good whole food Vitamin includes papaya, mango, watermelon, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, pineapples, cabbage, winter squash, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and red peppers.

Vitamin C is regularly excreted by the body, since it is liquid Vitamin.Therefore, toxicity is very rare.

However amounts greater than 2,000 mg/day are not recommended because such high doses can lead to diarrhea and stomach upset.

The best way to get the daily requirement of essential Vitamins, in particular Vitamin C, is to eat a balanced diet that contains a variety of foods from the food guide pyramid.


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