Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin essential for the proper functioning of the human body.


Vitamin C is sensitive to heat and light, and a portion of its content can be lost during food cooking. Therefore, it is recommended to consume foods rich in vitamin C in a varied manner and preferably raw or lightly cooked.

Biological Functions:

  • Antioxidant: Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant, helping to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Collagen: It is necessary for the formation of collagen, an essential protein for the health of the skin, bones, cartilage, and blood vessels.
  • Immune System: Vitamin C plays a role in strengthening the immune system by promoting the production and activity of immune cells.
  • Iron Absorption: It improves the absorption of non-heme iron of plant origin in the intestine.
  • Food Sources: Vitamin C is naturally found in many foods, such as citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruits), strawberries, kiwis, bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables.
  • Daily Requirement: The need for vitamin C varies depending on age, gender, health status, and other factors.
  • Vitamin C Deficiency: An insufficient intake of vitamin C can lead to scurvy, a disease characterized by fatigue, joint pain, bleeding gums, and muscle weakness.
  • Supplements: Some individuals may take vitamin C supplements, especially when their dietary intake is inadequate.

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