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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Natural products and herbal medicines show promise in fight against COVID-19

Natural products and herbal medicines show promise in fight against COVID-19

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Effectiveness of vitamin C against COVID-19 depends on its natural transporter levels

Vitamin C and COVID-19: A Review

Vitamin C and COVID-19: A Review

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Ascorbic acid: A versatile catalyst for the synthesis of organic compounds

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Chinese workers knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19

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Breadfruit flour found to be a healthy alternative to other starches for modern foods

Vitamin C could be the key to better muscles in later life

Vitamin C could be the key to better muscles in later life

Multivitamin, mineral supplements may bolster the immune system of older adults

Multivitamin, mineral supplements may bolster the immune system of older adults

Study: High blood sugar may trigger worse outcomes in COVID-19 patients

Study: High blood sugar may trigger worse outcomes in COVID-19 patients

How misinformation undermines Australia's COVID-19 response

How misinformation undermines Australia's COVID-19 response

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Researchers find link between healthy diet and lower risk of prostate cancer

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Ten major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

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New, five-minute urine test measures the health of a person's diet

High uric acid levels protect against lung function decline in women

High uric acid levels protect against lung function decline in women

Hydroxychloroquine not able to prevent development of COVID-19, UMN trial shows

Hydroxychloroquine not able to prevent development of COVID-19, UMN trial shows

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Fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C could be effective at treating some cancer types

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New initiative to deliver immune support saves lives of frontline NHS staff

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Misinformation on COVID-19 is tied to media usage

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Dietary supplements are effective and low-cost means to fight COVID-19

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100th COVID-19 patient discharged from St. Luke’s Anderson Campus