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Vitamin C - The Naked Truth

Q | What is vitamin C ?

 

 A | Vitamin C, also known as (L)-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin naturally occurring in fresh fruits and vegetables like orange, kiwi, red pepper and broccoli.

 

 

It has different names such as (L)-threoascorbic acid, antiscorbutic factor but in reality this refers to the same molecule.

 

Its name comes from the latin “scorbutus” as it protects from scurvy.

 

In the old days, pirates and long overseas sailors frequently suffered from scurvy because they could not eat fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

Vitamin C is indeed an essential nutrient which cannot be syn