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Vitamin C: Fun Facts and Health Information About Ascorbic Acid


What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for an adult:
60 – 5,000 mg

What is the molecular formula:
C6H8O6

What does Vitamin C do in the body:
Required for formation of connective tissue, bones and teeth; assists in utilization of other vitamins, acts as an antioxidant.

What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin C:
Citrus fruits
strawberries
broccoli
melons
peppers
collards
dandelion greens
onions
radishes
watercress

What does a deficiency in Vitamin C cause:
Scurvy

What are the symptoms of Vitamin C deficiency:
It is also a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic reactions, including several collagen synthesis reactions that cause the most severe symptoms of scurvy when they are dysfunctional.

What happens if you overdose on the vitamin: Vitamin C megadosage

Solubility: Water

What is the scientific name: Ascorbic acid

When was the vitamin discovered: 1920