Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid In OrangeImage by Danyael Rako via Flickr

Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid is a water soluble vitamin

  • This vitamin is suitable for people of any sex or age
  • Uses
    • Antioxidant
    • Collagen Synthesis
    • Helps Heal Wounds 
    • Immune System 
    • Metabolic Reactions
    • Common Cold
    • Cancer 
    • Polio
    • Psychosis
    • Gout
    • Metabolism
    • Anti-histamine
    • Scurvy
    • Tyrosinemia
    • Iron Absorption
    • Wrinkles
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Reducing Risk of Many Diseases
    • Osteoarthritis
    • AMD
    • Decreasing Protein in the urine
    • Ulcers 
    • Preventing some kidney problems
    • Reducing HIV transmission from mothers to children when combined with Vitamins B and E
    • Reducing lead in the blood
    • Pregnancy
    • Reducing Alzheimer's Risk
    • Bronchitis
    • Other Diseases and Conditions
  • Not possible to overdose on Vitamin C, but megadoses may have some adverse affects including kidney stones. A megadose is considered to be 200 mg to 2 grams per day, but I have witnessed the safe intake of 25,000 to 50,000 mg of Vitamin C at one sitting with no adverse side effects
  • Vitamin C can be purchased most anywhere vitamins can be purchased such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, and Puritan Pride Online. 

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