Vitamin C / Ascorbic acid

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Vitamin C / Ascorbic acid - Getting to know it!

Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble, anti-oxidant vitamin.

The most important function of this vitamin is to boost the immunity and to supply the body with anti-oxidative power. It is also needed for the synthesis of collagen (structural component of blood vessels, bones, ligaments, and tendons) and dentin (structural component of teeth).


Vitamin C is an 'enediol-lactone' of an acid. The naturally occurring form of the vitamin is L-ascorbic acid, and is structurally similar to L-glucose.

Being an anti-oxidant, it protects proteins and genetic material (RNA and DNA) from free radical damage.

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Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin C are not the same. They are two different things. Vitamin C is a much bigger molecule and contains many different constituents apart from Ascorbic Acid - Ascorbic acid is found within the Vitamin C complex. Vitamin C contains a number of inseparable cofactors, such as rutin, bioflavonoids, factor k, factor j, factor p, ascorbinogen, protein chaperones, and various enzymes like tyrosinase, which together in their entirety constitute the Vitamin C complex. So kindly do not equate Ascorbic Acid with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is extremely powerful yet completely harmless compound and can be used in mega doses beneficially against many prevailing deceases including Cancer, AIDS and Heart deceases. The same cannot be said of Ascorbic Acid though. Kalyankrisnan P

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