Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system.
Vitamin C stimulates the immune system, therefore prevents cancer and fights off infections and speeds up wound healing. Reduces arthritis degeneration of joints and protects against atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Deficiencies are common, with poor healing capacity, irritability, bleeding gums, bruising. Severe deficiency causes scurvy, which shows loose teeth, gum disease and joint pain.
At a Glance...
An important vitamin, assists in healthy gums, bones and muscles.
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