Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Vitamin C - is a water-soluble vitamin that has quite a few biological functions. It acts as an antioxidant, especially protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage. Vitamin C. The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C are also though to protect smokers, as well as people exposed to second hand smoke, from the harmful effects of free radicals. Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, a substance used to strengthen many parts of the body such as muscles and blood vessels. Vitamin C also plays a role in wound healing and as an antihistamine. Fatigue, easy bruising and bleeding gums are early signs of Vitamin C deficiency. Scurvy occurs during severe deficiency. 

Significant Food Source - spinach, broccoli, red bell peppers, snow peas, tomato juice, kiwi, mango, orange, grapefruit juice, strawberries

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