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Vitamin C

Dietary intake of vitamin C is essential, because the human body cannot make this vitamin from other compounds. We also need to have vitamin C as a regular part of our diet because the body cannot store vitamin C for very long.

Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Humans, unlike most animals, are unable to synthesize vitamin C endogenously, so it is an essential dietary component.

Vitamin C is needed for the body to develop and function properly. It plays an important role in immune function and protect cells from oxidative stress. Historically, vitamin C was used for preventing and treating scurvy. Today, people most commonly use vitamin C for health benefits and preventing and treating the common cold.

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Key Information

  • Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has several important functions. These include:

    • Helping to protect cells and keeping them healthy;

    • Maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage;

    • Helping with wound healing;

  • Lack of vitamin C can lead to scurvy.

  • Vitamin C improves the absorption of non-heme iron, the type of iron found in plant foods such as leafy greens. 

  • Vitamin C can be destroyed by heat and light. High-heat cooking temperatures or prolonged cook times can break down the vitamin.

Benefits

Getting enough vitamin C is important as it:

  • Supports energy-yielding metabolism;

  • Helps maintain psychological function;

  • Supports the immune system;

  • Helps maintain bones and cartilage;

  • Improves skin appearance;

  • Reduces tiredness and fatigue;

  • Helps create vitamin E;

  • Helps iron absorption;

  • Is a potent antioxidant;

  • Supports gum and teeth health;

  • Supports overall skin health.

Signs of Deficiency

  • Vitamin C deficiency is rare in developed countries but may occur with a limited diet that provides less than 10mg daily for one month or longer. The following are the most common signs of a deficiency:

    • Scurvy, the hallmark disease of severe vitamin C deficiency, displays symptoms resulting from loss of collagen that weakens connective tissues:

      • Skin spots caused by bleeding and bruising from broken blood vessels

      • Swelling or bleeding of gums, and eventual loss of teeth

      • Hair loss

    • Delayed healing of skin wounds

    • Fatigue, malaise

    • Iron-deficiency anemia due to decreased absorption of non-heme iron 

Dosage

  • Adults aged 19 to 64 need 40mg of vitamin C a day.

  • Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, so you need it in your diet every day.

  • If you take vitamin C supplements, do not take too much as this could be harmful.

  • Taking less than 1,000mg of vitamin C supplements a day is unlikely to cause any harm (NHS)

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