Monday, 9 April 2012

We Need Vitamin C

Vitamin C

For humans, vitamin C is an essential nutrient, meaning that it is required for the body to perform correctly, but we cannot produce it ourselves, we must consume it. We need it; now let’s have a look into what it does for us.

Why we need Vitamin C

If we have vitamin C deficiency there are many problems that may arise. Major deficiency in vitamin C can lead to scurvy. This is characterised by haemorrhages, abnormal bone and dentine formation, loose teeth and poor immunity.

Benefits of Vitamin C

The benefits of vitamin C are wide ranging. Firstly, it is a very useful and highly effective antioxidant, which can help the body fight against free radicals. It is essential for in healing wounds, and helps in the recovery from burns. It is also suggested that vitamin C can help with our immune system.

Sources of Vitamin C

Luckily for us there are a wide range of sources in order to get vitamin C into our body so we can live healthy. Most fruits contain good amounts of vitamin C, as well as a lot of vegetables.


  1. i heard on dr oz that acerola cherry has 65 x more vitamin c then an orange. google it for more information. pretty amazing...