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Vitamin C: a natural restorative antioxidant
Vitamin C, or L-ascorbic acid is a natural organic compound with antioxidant properties. It is solid white, but when it is damp or oxidized by the air, it can appear yellowish. It’s an antioxidant, water soluble vitamin, essential to humans, but not to all mammals, and performs multiple functions in the body. Etymology’s name for it is Ascorbic Acid and refers to the fact that foods containing it help to prevent the onset of scurvy, a disease linked to the lack of Vitamin C in the diet. Vitamin C plays an important role as an antioxidant, contributes to normal energy levels, thus reduces tiredness and fatigue, contributes normal immune system function maintenance, allows for correct collagen synthesis, and ensures mucous membrane, gum and epidermis health.