Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin C helps fight infections, heal wounds, and keep tissues healthy. It is an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals (highly reactive chemicals). Vitamin C is found in all fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits, strawberries, cantaloupe, green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, leafy greens, and potatoes. It is water-soluble (can dissolve in water) and must be taken in every day. Vitamin C is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called ascorbic acid.
What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it cannot be stored in the body and we must take it from dietary sources.

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Experts assert the need to amplify "food first" and "no needle" messages among all athletes

Experts assert the need to amplify "food first" and "no needle" messages among all athletes

Researchers unravel a novel molecular target of eicosapentaenoic acid

Researchers unravel a novel molecular target of eicosapentaenoic acid

Study suggests possible benefit from melatonin in COVID-19

Study suggests possible benefit from melatonin in COVID-19

The effect of Artemisia annua hot water extracts against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

The effect of Artemisia annua hot water extracts against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

Future choices about trade, diet and climate change will be key in securing nutrient rich food

Future choices about trade, diet and climate change will be key in securing nutrient rich food

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

Adherence to Mediterranean-style diet may prevent frailty, study finds

Adherence to Mediterranean-style diet may prevent frailty, study finds

New study into sepsis could save children’s lives around the world

New study into sepsis could save children’s lives around the world

Dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration, NIH study confirms

Dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration, NIH study confirms

How does diet affect COVID-19?

How does diet affect COVID-19?

Prenatal choline supplementation makes essential nutrient available for fetal development

Prenatal choline supplementation makes essential nutrient available for fetal development

Dietary influences on long COVID in children

Dietary influences on long COVID in children

Study finds metabolic deficiencies among migrant settlers in colonial Australia

Study finds metabolic deficiencies among migrant settlers in colonial Australia

Vitamin C may help to counteract common side effect of the chemotherapy drug

Vitamin C may help to counteract common side effect of the chemotherapy drug

Algal metabolites as novel drugs against viruses

Algal metabolites as novel drugs against viruses

Vitamin C deficiency associated with cognitive impairment among older hospitalized patients

Vitamin C deficiency associated with cognitive impairment among older hospitalized patients

Immune-boosting supplements do not lessen risk of death from COVID-19, review finds

Immune-boosting supplements do not lessen risk of death from COVID-19, review finds

Echinacea as a potential force against coronavirus infections

Echinacea as a potential force against coronavirus infections

Echinacea, a potent antiviral against SARS-CoV-2

Echinacea, a potent antiviral against SARS-CoV-2

Exploring the Mediterranean diet as a potential strategy against SARS-CoV-2

Exploring the Mediterranean diet as a potential strategy against SARS-CoV-2