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Abscorbic acid commonly known as Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which is necessary in the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels and aids in the absorption of iron. Dietary sources of vitamin C include fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruits such as oranges.

Severe deficiency of vitamin C causes scurvy. Although rare, scurvy includes potentially severe consequences, and can cause sudden death. Patients with scurvy are treated with vitamin C and should be under medical supervision.

Many uses for vitamin C have been proposed, but few have been found to be beneficial in scientific studies. In particular, research in asthma, cancer, and diabetes remains inconclusive, and no benefits have been found in the prevention of cataracts or heart disease.
New one-two combination of antibiotics and Vitamin C could knock out cancer stem cells

New one-two combination of antibiotics and Vitamin C could knock out cancer stem cells

Vitamin C can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells, research finds

Vitamin C can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells, research finds

Researchers to study effect of watermelon juice in reducing heart disease

Researchers to study effect of watermelon juice in reducing heart disease

Researchers develop plasma QC assay for downstream metabolomics applications

Researchers develop plasma QC assay for downstream metabolomics applications

Breast cancer cells use new signaling pathway to cope with lack of oxygen levels inside tumors

Breast cancer cells use new signaling pathway to cope with lack of oxygen levels inside tumors

Chronic alcohol exposure could negatively impact pancreas' ability to absorb vitamin C

Chronic alcohol exposure could negatively impact pancreas' ability to absorb vitamin C

New portable sensor can measure vitamin C levels in fluids that leak from the eye

New portable sensor can measure vitamin C levels in fluids that leak from the eye

PolyU researchers develop novel biosensor for measuring glucose level in saliva

PolyU researchers develop novel biosensor for measuring glucose level in saliva

RepliCel Life Sciences announces final design specifications for next-generation dermal injector

RepliCel Life Sciences announces final design specifications for next-generation dermal injector

Sweetpotato leaves can provide essential vitamins, study finds

Sweetpotato leaves can provide essential vitamins, study finds

New finding could accelerate research to regenerate damaged tissue

New finding could accelerate research to regenerate damaged tissue

High dose vitamin C therapy may have positive effect on Epstein-Barr virus infection

High dose vitamin C therapy may have positive effect on Epstein-Barr virus infection

Salix Pharmaceuticals' total net product revenue increases 90% to $384.4 million in Q1 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals' total net product revenue increases 90% to $384.4 million in Q1 2014

Prairie fruits hold promise as important source of nutrients for local and global populations

Prairie fruits hold promise as important source of nutrients for local and global populations

Research reveals vitamin C does not reduce urate levels in gout patients

Research reveals vitamin C does not reduce urate levels in gout patients

Researchers create new type of biosensor that can detect glucose in saliva, tears

Researchers create new type of biosensor that can detect glucose in saliva, tears

Fruit juice may reduce chocolate's fat content

Fruit juice may reduce chocolate's fat content

Alfa Wassermann, Salix enter license agreement for EIR formulation of rifaximin

Alfa Wassermann, Salix enter license agreement for EIR formulation of rifaximin

What are vitamins?

What are vitamins?

Daily use of vitamin C by smoking pregnant woman improves pulmonary function in babies

Daily use of vitamin C by smoking pregnant woman improves pulmonary function in babies