Vitamin C

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About

Vitamin C is also know as ascorbic acid.

Functions

It has several important functions. For example, it:

  • helps protect cells and keeps them healthy
  • is necessary for the maintenance of healthy connective tissue, which gives support and structure for other tissue and organs [1]

Related Conditions

A lack of vitamin C can lead to scurvy.

References

  1. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-C.aspx
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