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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also commonly known as ascorbic acid. A very high concentration is usually found in the adrenal and pituitary glands of the human body. They are also present in the liver, leukocytes, brain, kidney and the pancreas, but most of vitamins C is found in the liver and the skeletal muscle because of their size relative to the rest of the body.

Like all other vitamins, vitamin c also plays an important role in promoting good heath. They are essential for:

  • Healthy gums and bones
  • Help to heal wounds, scars, tissue and fractures
  • Help to prevent scurvy
  • Builds resistance to infection
  • Aids in the prevention and the treatment of common colds and flus
  • Gives strength to the blood vessels
  • Aids in the absorption of iron
  • It is an important element for the synthesis of collagen, the intercellular “cement” which bonds the tissues together
  • It is the major antioxidant nutrients
  • It aids to prevent the conversion of nitrates from tobacco smoke, smog, bacon, lunch meats and some vegetables, into cancer causing substances.

The best known food sources that contain vitamin C are citrus fruits, berries such as strawberries, melons, tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli, green peppers, dark green leafy vegetables and cabbages. Vitamins C is extremely sensitive to air, heat and water, hence, prolonged storage, overcooking and processed foods with destroyed the vitamins within it.

Medical Studies has shown that vitamin C plays a role as a biological reducing agent which maybe linked to its prevention of degenerative diseases, such as cataracts, certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Clinical used of vitamins C is in the prevention and treatment of scurvy. Investigation studies are also being conducted on the possible effects on wound healing, blood pressure, colds and immune function that vitamin C may have.

Deficiency in vitamin C may result in clinical scurvy which is characterized by soft, swollen and bleeding gums, loosening of the teeth, tooth decay, slow-healing of wounds and fractures, bruising, nose bleeds, loss of appetite, muscular weaknesses, fatigue, psychological disturbances, impaired digestion and capillary hemorrhaging including bleeding into joint, tender and painful extremities

Toxicity from vitamin C does not normally occur due to the fact that it is water soluble and therefore, regular excreted out of the body in the urine. Medical studies have shown that excessive dose of vitamin C can lead to:

  • Kidney stones
  • In rare circumstances anemia (caused by the interference with vitamin B12 absorption)
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances, causing nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea
  • Other disease related to excess iron accumulation
  • It can cause premature infants to hemolytic anemia due to the fragility in their red blood cells.
  • Fatigues
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