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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin, which is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and which aids in the absorption of iron. Dietary sources of Vitamin C include fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruits such as oranges.

The most prominent role of Vitamin C is its immune stimulating effect, which is important for the defence against infections such as common colds. It also acts as an inhibitor of histamine, a compound that is released during allergic reactions. As a powerful antioxidant it can neutralise harmful free radicals and aids in neutralising pollutants and toxins.

Thus it is able to prevent the formation of potentially carcinogenic nitrosamines in the stomach (due to consumption of nitrite-containing foods, such as smoked meat). Importantly, Vitamin C is also able to regenerate other antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, the intercellular ?cement? substance which gives structure to muscles, vascular tissues, bones, tendons and ligaments. Due to these functions Vitamin C, especially in combination with zinc, is important for the healing of wounds. Vitamin C contributes to the health of teeth and gums, preventing haemorrhaging and bleeding. It also improves the absorption of iron from the diet, and is needed for the metabolism of bile acids, which may have implications for blood cholesterol levels and gallstones. In addition, Vitamin C plays an important role in the synthesis of several important peptide hormones and neurotransmitters and carnitine. Finally, Vitamin C is also a crucial factor in the eye's ability to deal with oxidative stress, and can delay the progression of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and vision-loss in combination with other antioxidant vitamins and zinc.

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Effects of Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E on Ethanol- and Aspirin-Induced Ulcers
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Vitamin C Deficiency in North and South India: A Two Centre Population Based Study in People Aged 60 Years and Over
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Association Between a SLC23A2 Gene Variation, Plasma Vitamin C Levels, and Risk of Glaucoma in a Mediterranean Population
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Consumption of Gold Kiwifruit Reduces Severity and Duration of Selected Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Symptoms and Increases Plasma Vitamin C Concentration in Healthy Older Adults
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Impact of Vitamin C on Endothelial Function and Exercise Capacity in Patients With a Fontan Circulation
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Vitamin C for DNA Damage Prevention
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Plasma Vitamin C Concentrations in Patients on Routine Hemodialysis and Its Relationship to Patients' Morbidity and Mortality
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Intravenous Vitamin C Administration Reduces Fatigue in Office Workers: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Comparative Study of Serum MDA and Vitamin C Levels in Non-Smokers, Chronic Smokers and Chronic Smokers With Acute Myocardial Infarction in Men
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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A Critical Review of Vitamin C for the Prevention of Age-Related Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's Disease
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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A Combination of High-Dose Vitamin C Plus Zinc for the Common Cold
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Alleviation of Genotoxic Effects of Cyclophosphamide Using Encapsulation Into Liposomes in the Absence or Presence of Vitamin C
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Oligomerized Lychee Fruit Extract (OLFE) and a Mixture of Vitamin C and Vitamin E for Endurance Capacity in a Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Intravenous Vitamin C in the Treatment of Shingles: Results of a Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study
Posted by Admin on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Scurvy in the Great Irish Famine: Evidence of Vitamin C Deficiency From a Mid-19th Century Skeletal Population
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Effect of Vitamin C Supplementation on Postprandial Oxidative Stress and Lipid Profile in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Posted by Admin on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Effectiveness of Fortification of Drinking Water With Iron and Vitamin C in the Reduction of Anemia and Improvement of Nutritional Status in Children Attending Day-Care Centers in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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The Effect of Vitamin C Administration on Monosodium Induced Liver Injury. an Experimental Study
Posted by Admin on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Dietary Vitamin C and E Modulates Antioxidant Levels in Blood, Brain, Liver, Muscle, and Testes in Diabetic Aged Rats
Posted by Admin on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...
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Vitamin C Status and Perception of Effort During Exercise in Obese Adults Adhering to a Calorie-Reduced Diet
Posted by Admin on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vitamin C is water-soluble, and probably the most famous of all the vitamins. Even before its discovery in 1932, physicians recognised that there must be a compound in citrus fruits preventing scurvy, a disease that kill ...

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