Vitamin C is an antioxidant that prevents damage caused by free radicals. It is also responsible for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues and involved in different body functions like the production of collagen, which helps with wounds healing and maintain the functions of cartilage, bones and teeth, as well as absorption of iron and maintenance of the immune system. Since your body cannot produce Vitamin C, you must obtain it from a diet that is rich in Vitamin C such as vegetables and citrus fruits. You may also get Vitamin C dietary supplements. In clinical practice, Vitamin C is most often used to treat the common cold and taken together with oral iron supplements to enhance their absorption into the body.
Vitamin C is also indicated for prevention and treatment of scurvy, a disease caused by severe Vitamin C deficiency, leading to symptoms such as fatigue and easy bruising.
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