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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.
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

Salix first quarter total product revenue increases 62% to $171.1M

Salix first quarter total product revenue increases 62% to $171.1M

Starfruit-shaped nanorods for medical imaging, chemical sensing

Starfruit-shaped nanorods for medical imaging, chemical sensing

Salix third quarter total product revenue increases 81% to $146.2 million

Salix third quarter total product revenue increases 81% to $146.2 million

FDA accepts Salix and Progenics' sNDA filing for RELISTOR to treat opioid-induced constipation

FDA accepts Salix and Progenics' sNDA filing for RELISTOR to treat opioid-induced constipation

Phase 3 open-label study of RELISTOR presented at American Pain Society meeting

Phase 3 open-label study of RELISTOR presented at American Pain Society meeting

Researchers identify three enterotypes in human intestinal bacteria

Researchers identify three enterotypes in human intestinal bacteria

Salix Pharmaceuticals receives three U.S. patents relating to rifaximin

Salix Pharmaceuticals receives three U.S. patents relating to rifaximin

Lupin grants Salix exclusive worldwide rights to rifaximin

Lupin grants Salix exclusive worldwide rights to rifaximin

Salix anticipates receipt of FDA's CRL for XIFAXAN 550 mg sNDA

Salix anticipates receipt of FDA's CRL for XIFAXAN 550 mg sNDA

Study: Preterm mothers’ milk contains low concentrations of coenzyme Q10

Study: Preterm mothers’ milk contains low concentrations of coenzyme Q10

Studies show XIFAXAN 550 mg tablets demonstrate significant relief of global IBS symptoms

Studies show XIFAXAN 550 mg tablets demonstrate significant relief of global IBS symptoms