Vitamin C is a vitamin found in various foods and sold as a dietary supplement. It is used to prevent and treat scurvy.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue, the formation of collagen, and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters.
It’s involved in many body functions, including the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Although too much dietary vitamin C is unlikely to be harmful, megadoses of vitamin C supplements might cause: Diarrhea. Nausea.
Experiments showing how much vitamin C our body absorbs and excretes can give us a sense of how many vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables we should be eating each day.
Doctors can circumvent our body’s natural barriers to vitamin C overload by dripping high levels directly in the bloodstream of cancer patients. Is this a good idea? Watch the video to find out.
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