Vitamin C

Vitamin C or L-Ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin which plays an important role in the well maintenance of health and life . It is best known for its potentiality in keeping the immune system activated and fighting against diseases.


  • It acts as a co-factor in about eight enzymatic reactions supporting collage production, which is the keen factor to support the health and strength of skin, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues.
  • It is required for a range of metabolic reactions and helps in iron absorption.
  • It is very important in brain signal pathway as it is needed to make the neurotransmitter nor-epinephrine.
  • It also helps in protein usage by the body.
  • It helps in wound healing.
  • It fills the gaps of lacking electrons in the body, and thus prevents cellular inflammation and keeps the body healthy.
  • It helps in strengthening of teeth, cartilages and bones by calcification of them.
  • In exercising people, athletes and sports person, its antioxidative properties protect the cells from effects of oxidation during exercise.
  • It helps in decreasing uric acid level, giving relief to gout.
  • It takes part an important role in treating Male fertility, as it can protect sperms from damages , prevent from clumping together and promote mobility of them.
  • It also assists enzymes that play a crucial role in releasing the brakes that keep certain genes from becoming activated in the embryo soon after fertilization, when egg and sperm fuse.
  • In the most advanced stem cell therapy also, it is used by the experts to prepare more healthy and active stem cells.


  • Anemia
  • Bleeding gums
  • Decreased ability to fight infection
  • Decreased wound-healing rate
  • Dry and splitting hair
  • Easy bruising
  • Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Possible weight gain because of slow metabolism
  • Rough, dry, scaly skin
  • Swollen and painful joints
  • Weakened tooth enamel

A severe form of Vitamin C deficiency is called as Scurvy, which shows almost all the above symptoms along with fatigue.


The fruit of a rose, a rose hip, is a powerful anti oxidant as it is high in vitamin C. The wild dog variety of rose contains 50% more vitamin C than oranges.

Fruits with the highest sources of vitamin C include:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Citrus fruits and juices, such as orange and grapefruit
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries
  • Watermelon

Vegetables with the highest sources of vitamin C include:

  • Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower
  • Green and red peppers
  • Spinach, cabbage, turnip greens, and other leafy greens
  • Sweet and white potatoes
  • Tomatoes and tomato juice
  • Winter squash

Amino Acids

These are the building blocks of the proteins that power every essential machinery in the human body.


Understand how the many different vitamins are the big players in the human body.


Know more about the elements that are essential for several processes and organ functions.

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