Vitamin C is essential for the manufacturing of collagen, that are necessary for tissue repair. It is needed for metabolism of phenylalanine, tyrosine,folic acid, iron. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body.Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds, and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Functions and benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C has a number of important functions and benefits. For example it:
It help improve male fertility
Reduce toxic effect of alcohol and drugs
Reduce symptoms of arthritis, skin ulcers, allergic reactions
It also helps produce anti-stress hormones
Help in production of red blood cells
Recommended Dosage for Vitamin C
For adults, the usual dose of Vitamin C is 60 mg.
For Pregnant women, the usual dose is 70 mg.
Food sources of Vitamin C
Foods sources of vitamin C include the following.
Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin C
Beneath the skin
Swollen or painful joints
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
Impaired wound healing