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Vitamin C

1. Vitamin C 2. Scientific name3. Effect4. Soluble in5. RDA (= recommended daily allowence)6. Side-effects7. Possible causes of shortage

Scientific name

Ascorbic acid.


Plays an important role in the resistance and recovery of the body, in curing a cold or the flu, in the maintenance of all body tissues and the regulation of cholesterol levels, and in the production of anti-stress hormones. Vitamin C is an important anti-oxidant, and it improves the absorption of iron.

Soluble in


RDA (= recommended daily allowence)

60 mg.


Lowered resistance against infections, bleeding gums, fatigue or muscle and joint pains.

Possible causes of shortage

Unbalanced nutrition, excessive use of aspirin, smoking, certain medication, stress or infection diseases.

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