✨Vitamin C✨

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Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a water soluble vitamin with many important functions.

✨Vitamin C contributes to the function of the immune system.
✨Vitamin C helps to maintain skin, blood vessels bones and cartilage.
✨Vitamin C is an antioxidant so can potentially protect against environmental stress.
✨Vitamin C helps to regulate hormones and genetic changes.

🍋Foods rich in Vitamin C include citrus foods, berries, broccoli, brussels sprouts and potatoes.

🥦Adults need 40mg of vitamin C a day which should be possible to achieve through a varied and nutritious diet. Your body cannot store vitamin C so it must be eaten each day.

🍓Deficiency of Vitamin C can lead to weakness, painful joints and muscles, and lethargy. Severe deficiency can cause scurvy. These are easily treated by consuming sufficient amounts of Vitamin C.

References:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-c/
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