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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Machine learning model to determine associations between metabolic syndrome and lactation

Machine learning model to determine associations between metabolic syndrome and lactation

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Higher dietary niacin intake linked to lower COPD risk, study finds

Kiwifruit improves vitality and mood in as little as four days

Kiwifruit improves vitality and mood in as little as four days

From pregnancy to pension: Mangoes improve diet, study shows

From pregnancy to pension: Mangoes improve diet, study shows

Could your diet impact endometriosis? Research points to dietary insights for treatment

Could your diet impact endometriosis? Research points to dietary insights for treatment

U.S. adults get a third of daily added sugar from snacking, research shows

U.S. adults get a third of daily added sugar from snacking, research shows

Can vitamin C reduce the severity of the common cold?

Can vitamin C reduce the severity of the common cold?

Synbiotic formula shows promise in reducing long COVID symptoms

Synbiotic formula shows promise in reducing long COVID symptoms

‘Naughty but nice’ Christmas foods can help achieve a better balance of cholesterol, expert says

‘Naughty but nice’ Christmas foods can help achieve a better balance of cholesterol, expert says

Two kiwi fruit every day safe and can replace vitamin C supplementation

Two kiwi fruit every day safe and can replace vitamin C supplementation

The impact of diet on boosting immune function

The impact of diet on boosting immune function

Feasting for immunity: Study highlights foods that bolster your body's defenses

Feasting for immunity: Study highlights foods that bolster your body's defenses

Antibiotics that target mitochondria may promote longevity

Antibiotics that target mitochondria may promote longevity

12-week daily strawberry intake improves brain health among middle-aged, overweight adults

12-week daily strawberry intake improves brain health among middle-aged, overweight adults

The effect of vegetarian diets on sports performance

The effect of vegetarian diets on sports performance

Decoding long COVID, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management

Decoding long COVID, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management

Influence of healthy lifestyle habits on chronic disorders

Influence of healthy lifestyle habits on chronic disorders

Starchy vegetables: A vital vehicle for essential nutrients

Starchy vegetables: A vital vehicle for essential nutrients

Global clinical trial provides new evidence on simvastatin and vitamin C for COVID-19

Global clinical trial provides new evidence on simvastatin and vitamin C for COVID-19