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Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It is needed to make collagen, the "glue" that strengthens many parts of the body, such as the muscles and blood vessels.
Easy bruising and bleeding gums are early signs of vitamin C deficiency that occur long before symptoms of scurvy develop.
Brocolli, red peppers, rose hips, acerola berries, citrus fruit and strawberries.
GRAS- Generally recognized as safe.
Vitamin C even in large amounts is relatively safe. The most common adverse effect reported from consuming large amounts (over 5000mg per day) is transient diarrhoea.
When large amounts (greater than 1,000mg) of vitamin C is taken for more than a few weeks, copper should also be supplemented to guard against copper deficiency. No adverse effects have been reported as a result of taking vitamin C supplements during pregnancy or lactation.
People with the following conditions should consult their doctor before supplementing with over 1000mg of vitamin C:
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiencyHistory of kidney stonesIron overload (haemosiderosis or haemochromatosis)Kidney failure.
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