How It Works:
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals. It forms an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, heal wounds and form scar tissue, repair and maintain cartilage, bones and teeth.
because the body cannot store the vitamin. However, Serious side effects from too much vitamin C are very rare, flushing or redness of skin., stomach upset, 000 mg/day can lead to side or lower back pain, diarrhea, amounts greater than 2, nausea or vomiting, stomach cramps, headache
Vitamin C has a wide variety of uses in the body. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development. It helps to slow down or prevent cell damage. It is used to form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, heal wounds and form scar tissue, repair and maintain cartilage, bones, teeth, connective tissue and the immune system. It promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron, which is needed for red blood cell production. It is used to treat and prevent scurvy (a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C).It is also used as an antioxidant.
- Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking ascorbic acid.
- Do not take vitamin C and tell your doctor If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Do not take this drug If you are allergic to Vitamin C.
- Stop taking the drug and call your doctor at once if you have: joint pain, weakness or tired feeling, weight loss, stomach pain, chills, fever, increased urge to urinate, painful or difficult urination, severe pain in your side or lower back, blood in your urine.
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is vitamin c water soluble/ calcium/ present in milk?Vitamin C (also available as Limcee, Celin) is a water soluble vitamin. It is not calcium and milk is not the major source for vitamin C, you may get it in appropriate amounts from citrus fruits and vegetables.
Q. Can I take vitamin c help in iron absorption/ reduce uric acid/ increase weight/ increase testosterone/ increase breast size?Vitamin C is required for the maintenance of blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and bone as well as iron absorption. It may slightly lower uric acid but it does not increase testosterone, breast size or weight. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take vitamin c to improve immune system/for preventing and treating cold/ for flu/ for sore throat/for health/ for UTI/ for allergies/ for miscarriage/ for pregnancy/ for a cold while pregnant?Vitamin C is well known to boost immune system. It needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. Vitamin C may not be the actual cure for the mentioned conditions but can help prevent the condition or reduce the symptoms. Always consult your doctor regarding its use. Especially during pregnancy it should only be taken as per doctor’s advice.
Q. Can I take vitamin c for hair/ for skin/ help in skin lightening/ for acne?Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body, including skin. Always consult your doctor regarding its use in particular condition.
Q. Can i take vitamin c with calcium/synthroid/ milk/fish oil/magnesium/augmentin/ birth control pill /warfarin/prednisone/ cipro?Vitamin C may have minor interaction with calcium, warfarin and birth control pills. It is best to avoid taking vitamin C with milk. Consult your doctor if you want to use in combination with some other drug or food product.
Q. Does vitamin C serum work?Vitamin C is a very popular ingredient in skin care products because it is a free-radical fighter and helps produce collagen naturally.