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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.
Salix Pharmaceuticals discusses proposed rifaximin NDA with the FDA

Salix Pharmaceuticals discusses proposed rifaximin NDA with the FDA

CONTOUR USB meter available for purchase through Walgreens online pharmacy

CONTOUR USB meter available for purchase through Walgreens online pharmacy

New study reveals the importance of bowel preparation prior to procedure

New study reveals the importance of bowel preparation prior to procedure

Lupin grants Salix exclusive rights to its bioadhesive drug delivery technology for use with rifaximin

Lupin grants Salix exclusive rights to its bioadhesive drug delivery technology for use with rifaximin

Levels of vitamin C higher in fruit juices than specified on labels

Levels of vitamin C higher in fruit juices than specified on labels

Optimized diabetes management with the CONTOUR(R) USB blood glucose meter

Optimized diabetes management with the CONTOUR(R) USB blood glucose meter

Phase 3 results of TARGET 1 and TARGET 2 clinical trials released

Phase 3 results of TARGET 1 and TARGET 2 clinical trials released

FDA approves Salix' METOZOLV ODT for treating diabetic gastroparesis

FDA approves Salix' METOZOLV ODT for treating diabetic gastroparesis

Research reveals new protective properties of vitamin C

Research reveals new protective properties of vitamin C

FDA accepts for filing Salix Pharmaceuticals' NDA for rifaximin tablets

FDA accepts for filing Salix Pharmaceuticals' NDA for rifaximin tablets

Cooked tomatoes may be healthier than raw ones

Cooked tomatoes may be healthier than raw ones

Review identifies dietary factors associated with heart disease risk

Review identifies dietary factors associated with heart disease risk

Serious flaws in study on vitamin C treatment in cancer

Serious flaws in study on vitamin C treatment in cancer

Gold nanorods for medical applications

Gold nanorods for medical applications

Vitamin C injections slow tumor growth in mice

Vitamin C injections slow tumor growth in mice

Tea catechins and their anticancer activity

Tea catechins and their anticancer activity

How humans make up for an 'inborn' vitamin C deficiency

How humans make up for an 'inborn' vitamin C deficiency

To get more out of your next cup of tea, just add juice

To get more out of your next cup of tea, just add juice

Fat in the stomach may actually cause vitamin C to promote formation of  cancer causing chemicals

Fat in the stomach may actually cause vitamin C to promote formation of cancer causing chemicals

Vitamin supplements no benefit to women's heart health

Vitamin supplements no benefit to women's heart health