What is the function of vitamin C? First of all, vitamin C has an antioxidant effect, meaning it protects cells against the damaging effects of free radicals and thus reduces the risk of developing cancer. Also, vitamin C restores vitamin E reserves and increases the absorption of iron. In addition to this, it prevents cardiovascular disease, helps wounds heal and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system, enabling it to better deal with colds and flue.
Vitamin C deficiency symptoms: poor wound healing, bleeding gums, frequent colds and recurrent infections, fatigue, nose bleeding, weakened immune system, rough, dry skin.
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