Ascorbic Acid

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Ascorbic acid is commonly known as vitamin C, and it is mostly found in fresh fruits and vegetables, especially in citrus fruits. However, it can also be created in laboratories.

Ascorbic acid plays an important role in maintaining and strengthening the immune system.

This vitamin is commonly known for the growth, development, and repair of body tissues. It plays a crucial role in the formation of collagen and absorption of iron, both of which support wound healing and keep the bones strong and healthy.

Taking vitamin C as a supplement may cause diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and heartburn. It’s always important to speak to a doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of these symptoms.

If you previously suffered from kidney disease like kidney stones, make sure to speak to a healthcare professional to ensure it is safe to take this vitamin as a supplement.

On the other hand, vitamin C deficiency can lead to:

  • dry skin
  • spitting hair
  • swelling of the gums
  • poor healing of wounds
  • nosebleeds
  • joint pain
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