Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that your body doesn’t store it. You have to get what you need from food, including citrus fruits, broccoli, and tomatoes. Vitamin C, as ascorbic acid or its salts, is essential for human nutrition. It is a cofactor that permits several enzymes to function properly; it plays a role in the immune system; and it is an antioxidant. Vitamin C deficiency causes the disease scurvy, which, if not treated, results in decreased red blood cell production and excessive bleeding. In extreme cases, it is fatal. It is a natural water-soluble vitamin. Ascorbic acid is called as a potent reducing and antioxidant agent which functions to fight against the bacterial infections helps to detoxify the reactions and helps in the formation of collagen in the fibrous tissues, connective tissues, bones, capillaries, and skin.
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