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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.

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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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very much helpful to all members of Indian society.
kirmavpa Thursday, September 26, 2013
I take Vitamin C 500 mg everyday. It really makes a difference. I seldom get sick now.
ennairam_23 Monday, January 31, 2011
I tried a few I like the best is vitamin c from http://www.shaklee.net/thehealthyway/product/VitaC
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