Vitamin C

Vitamin C was discovered by Albert Szent-Györgyi. It also known as ascorbic acid. It is a water soluble vitamin. The disease scurvy is caused by vitamin C deficiency and can be prevented and treated with vitamin C containing foods or dietary supplements. Scurvy leads to the formation of brown spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from all mucous membranes. It acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects against damage from toxic chemicals and pollutants and from free radicals that are largely responsible for aging and degenerative diseases.

Rich source of Vitamin C

  • Oranges
  • Guava
  • Lemon
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruits
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberries
  • Mangoes
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • raw dark leafy vegetables
  • Red, yellow and green peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Limes
  • onions
  • fennel
  • parsley
  • peppermint
  • rose hips
  • radishes
  • turnips

Vitamin C uses (Functions)

  • Prevents Anemia
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Improves Mood
  • Promotes Glowing Skin
  • Reduces Risk of Gout
  • Improves Heart Health
  • Less Discoloration
  • Faster Wound Healing
  • Faster Hair Growth
  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • Protects Against Dandruff
  • Helps Regulate Blood Sugar
  • Prevents Scurvy
  • prevents Premature Greying Of Hair
  • Promotes Calcium Incorporation into Bone Tissue
  • Regulates Blood Pressure Levels
  • Helps Prevent Cancer
  • helps In The Treatment Of Osteoarthritis
  • Helps in Treating Allergies
  • needed to make collagen for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body
  • maintains healthy teeth, gums and bone development
  • helps the body absorb iron needed to make red blood cells
  • reduces susceptibility to allergens
  • helps women suffering from non-specific vaginitis (infection or inflammation of the vagina)

 

Vitamin C deficiency problems

  • easy bruising
  • small spots of bleeding under the skin (which appear as pink spots on the skin)
  • Slowly Healing Wounds
  • Connective Tissue Defects
  • Fatigue and Poor Mood
  • Bleeding Gums and Tooth Loss
  • swollen or painful joints or bones
  • Rough, Bumpy Skin
  • nosebleeds
  • spongy
  • teeth decay easily
  • dry brittle hair
  • dry rough scaly skin
  • anemia
  • fatigue or lethargy or muscle weakness
  • loss of appetite
  • recurrent colds and infections
  • atherosclerosis
  • possible weight gain due to slower metabolism