Ascorbic Acid, aka Vitamin C, is critical to the production of a variety of soft but important bodily tissues, including skin, collagen, ligaments, tendons and blood vessels, as well as to the repair of injuries sustained by bones, teeth and soft tissue alike, and the formation of scar tissue. It also has antioxidant properties, and can help prevent macular degeneration as well. A deficiency can result in gingivitis, easy bruising or even scurvy. Vitamin C can be found in most fresh fruit, especially citrus fruits.
- Vitamin C is important for your overall health for many reasons and can be found in fresh pineapples, berries, watermelon, spinach, and citrus fruits.
- Vitamin C plays a role in wound healing and is important in the repair and maintenance of bones, cartilage, and teeth.
- Vitamin C is a critical antioxidant that protects our cells from environmental damage from air pollution, the sun, and second-hand smoke.
“Vitamin C may also prevent cancer by blocking the damage made by free radicals. “Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals that we are exposed to in the environment such as air pollution, cigarette smoke and ultraviolet light from the sun,” said Dr. Sherry Ross, OB/GYN and Women’s Health Expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.”