It is also known as Ascorbic Acid
It is water soluble - and easily absorbed into our blood streams. However, it also means the body
removes it easily and therefore you need to include this nutrient in your daily dietary intake.
It contributes to the normal health and function of bones, teeth, cartilage, gums, skin, blood vessels.
Vitamin C deficiency is known as scurvy.
You should always consult a medical professional before taking vitamin supplements as certain medicines. like Niacin, prescribed hormones, as well as medications for blood clotting, and some anti-depressants shouldn’t be combined with a high dose of vitamin C. Be aware.
Humans, primates and guinea pigs are the only mammals unable to produce their own vitamin C. We get it all from our diets.
Too much vitamin C can have unpleasant side effects including diarrhea, nausea, and heartburn.
Best sources of Vitamin C are vegetables and fruits. Another reason to include them in your daily nutrition.