Natural Sources of Vitamin C and its Benefits

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid or ascorbate. Adequate amount of Vitamin C intake is required daily to remain the body in proper working condition.

Benefits of Vitamin C


  • Prevents allergy and asthma
  • Vitamin C generates Collagen which gives skin its elasticity and strength by strengthening the blood vessels and prevents damage to the cartilage in the joints
  • Increases brain functionality
  • Proper intake of vitamin c increases calcium absorption in body and strengthens bones, teeth and gums.
  • Used as a supplement medicine to reduce the effect of inflammation in Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Pneumonia – Reduces inflammation in the alveoli.

How much do I need?

The necessary intake of Vitamin C for a man per day is 75 milligrams and for a woman it is 65 milligrams.

Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin C Deficiency

The lack of vitamin C in humans may result in Scurvy

  • Anemia
  • General weakness
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding and swollen gums
  • Impaired wound healing
  • Skin hemorrhages

What are the Natural Sources of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C last only for few hours in our blood stream it is advised to take it in split doses daily. The Vitamin C is rich in the following Items

  • Guava
  • Grape Fruit
  • Orange
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Mango
  • Potato
  • Lemon
  • Kiwi
  • Red and Green Bell peppers

Precautions of using Vitamin C

Too much amount of Vitamin C intake for a long period can cause

  • kidney stones
  • Gout
  • Diarrhea
  • Rebound scurvy


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