Vit-C (ascorbic acid), may shorten or eases cold symptoms.
Is an anti-oxidants, helps remove chemicals that damage your cells.
Your body needs Vit-C to make Collagen Protein, required for ligaments, tendons, bones and muscles.
It is required for the body to make brain hormones like, serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine norepinephrine, and can improve depression.
It may lower risk of cataracts.
It is found in oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, papaya, kiwi, pineapple, cantaloupe, plums, watermelon, bananas, apples, pears, bell pepper, tomato, sweet potatoes, squash.
Vit-C breaks down when products are heated, it is better to steam or microwave than cook.
If you smoke, you have more free radicals, and you need more Vit-C.
Men need 90 mg per day, and Women need 75mg per day, smokers need extra 35mg per day.
Skin injuries require Vit-C and copper to produce collagen fibers for faster healing.