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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Elusive white blood cells play a role in impaired T cell functions and counts in people with HIV

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Anti-inflammatory diets in COVID-19

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Countermarketing messages convinces many parents to avoid buying sugary drinks for children

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Nutrient-rich potatoes can be part of a healthy diet for adolescent girls, study shows

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Lactoferrin supplements could be used as adjunct for COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections

Lactoferrin supplements could be used as adjunct for COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections

Study assesses the use of complementary and integrative healthcare by people with spinal cord injury

Study assesses the use of complementary and integrative healthcare by people with spinal cord injury

Analysis of landmark vitamin C study challenges the WHO's recommended daily amounts

Analysis of landmark vitamin C study challenges the WHO's recommended daily amounts

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Monash researchers uncover why essential oils can benefit mood

A more complex, holistic approach needed to define carbohydrate quality

A more complex, holistic approach needed to define carbohydrate quality

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Vitamin C and TET proteins can work together to give regulatory T cells their life-saving power

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Can antioxidants help manage neurological complications in COVID-19?

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Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

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Natural products show promise against COVID-19 via iron chelation

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Healthy habits of pregnancy – latest science show maternal habits affect pregnancy success

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Methylene Blue could replace current sunscreen components to protect human skin and the environment

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Study reports vitamin C inhibits SARS-CoV-2 virus main protease

Low iodine levels in women increase risk of impaired fetal intellectual development in pregnancy

Low iodine levels in women increase risk of impaired fetal intellectual development in pregnancy

Study offers insights into protective effects of dietary supplements against COVID-19

Study offers insights into protective effects of dietary supplements against COVID-19

Study: Eating the right '5-a-day' mix of fruits and vegetables is likely optimal amount for longer life

Study: Eating the right '5-a-day' mix of fruits and vegetables is likely optimal amount for longer life