Vitamin C (Water Soluble)Function
Important for healthy teeth and gums, helps in the absorption of iron and the healing of wounds, as well as helping the immune system.
Toxicity does not normally occur since it is regularly excreted by the body. Recent studies have shown, however, that excessive doses of vitamin C can lead to toxicity.
A deficiency of vitamin C causes scurvy.
Citrus fruits, red peppers, broccoli, green peppers, strawberries.
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