Sometimes used as a preservative – if you see “ascorbic acid” towards the end of the ingredients list then chances are it is used as a preservative (i.e. cured meats, candies)
Most mammals can synthesize vitamin C inside their body by themselves. But humans cannot & neither can fruit bats, guinea pigs, nor primates (our closest ancestors)
Acts as one of the most important antioxidants
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. This means it can be digested & absorbed with water (as opposed to fat)
Used in the formation of collagen. Collagen is in the skin, bones, connective tissue (ligaments, tendons) and even blood.
Aids in the formation of various hormones and neurotransmitters. Some of these include:
Norepinephrine & Epinephrine - the hormones responsible for blood regulation & the “adrenaline rush”
Serotonin - which helps with mood & sleep
Most Vitamin C supplements is made from corn!
For smokers & women who use estrogen-containing birth control: you guys will have a decrease in the amount of Vitamin C in your body so it’s best if you increase your Vitamin C intake
Made from glucose (glucose is a primary sugar the human body uses for energy)
Those who are diabetics will have a lower level of Vitamin C. Insulin also carries Vitamin C so it is recommended to increase your Vitamin C intake if you have diabetes. Word of caution: Talk to your doctor first concerning the possible side effects
If you take too much Vitamin C you’ll just get rid of the excess through your urine. But there are some possible side effects in taking too much Vitamin C