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.
Latest Publications and Research on Vitamin C / Ascorbic acidColon targeted Curcumin microspheres laden with ascorbic acid for bioavailability enhancement. - Published by PubMed
A label-free simultaneous analysis of Fe (III) and ascorbic acid using fluorescence switching of ultra-thin graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets. - Published by PubMed
Fluorescent carbon dots synthesized by microwave-assisted pyrolysis for chromium(VI) and ascorbic acid sensing and logic gate operation. - Published by PubMed
Thermodynamic analysis for assessing the physical stability of core materials microencapsulated in taro starch spherical aggregates. - Published by PubMed
The mechanistic role of oxidative stress in cigarette smoke-induced cardiac stem cell dysfunction and prevention by ascorbic acid. - Published by PubMed