Vitamin C in An Nutshell

Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is necessary for more than 300 metabolic functions in the body which among others include tissue growth and repair, adrenal gland function and healthy gum. It can function synergistically with vitamin E and carotene and reinforce each other. The following are the major roles Vitamin C plays:

  • Aiding in production of anti-stress hormones and interferon, an important immune-system protein
  • Reduction of asthma symptoms
  • Protection against harm from pollution
  • Prevention of cancer
  • Protection against infection
  • Enhancement of immunity
  • Increasing absorption of iron
  • Combination with toxic substances and getting rejected from the body together
  • Reduction of low density lipoprotein (LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol), while increasing the level of high density lipoprotein (HDL, the good cholesterol)
  • Lowering high blood pressure
  • Helping prevent atherosclerosis
  • Essential for collagen formation
  • Prevention of abnormal blood clotting and bruising
  • Reduction of cataract
  • Promotion of natural healing of wounds and burns

Major deficiency Syndromes:

  • Scurvy (poor wound healing, soft and spongy bleeding gum, edema, extremely weakness and hemorrhages under the skin
  • Susceptibility to infection, especially colds and bronchial infections
  • Joint pains
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor digestion
  • Difficult wound healing
  • Tooth loss

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