Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is an essential water-soluble vitamin and a best-known antioxidant. Vitamin C plays a crucial role in many bodily functions including synthesis of collagen, absorption of iron, bolstering the immune system, repairs tissue, enzyme reactions and supports bone and teeth health. Our body cannot synthesize, or store vitamin C and any excess gets depleted in the urine, hence it is essential to add this indispensable vitamin in your daily diet.
Deficiency of vitamin C leads to bleeding gums, infections, slow wound healing, anemia and scurvy. The recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C is 40mg/day. All plant sources are super rich in vitamin C, eating a spectrum of fruits and vegetables will help you to meet your daily dose of vitamin C. It is also available in the form of supplements.
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