Ascorbic Acid

  • a vital nutrient that works as an important vitamin required for normal functions of the human body

  • It is important to realize that the body does not produce ascorbic acid and thus it has to be taken like a dietary supplement or as food intake.

1. Collagen Production

Ascorbic acid helps in the important action of enzymes with one being collagen production. Insufficient amounts of vitamin C in one’s body makes collagen unsteady to successfully perform its function. Collagen synthesis is also an essential factor in the quick healing of wounds.

 

2. Antioxidant

One of the most important benefits of ascorbic acid is the fact that it acts as a very powerful antioxidant in the body. It guards the body against oxidative stress, which is a condition in which the body produces more free radicals than antioxidants in the body. The accumulation of free radicals leads to cell damage and eventually to certain diseases like cancer. Ascorbic acid provides the body essential antioxidants to assist in the fight against dangerous free radicals.

 

3. Maintains overall health

Smokers with higher concentrations of ascorbic acid in the body have a lower risk of getting lung diseases as compared to smokers who have inadequate amounts of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid also shares its electron for preventing further oxidation and also keeping copper and iron in their reduced forms. It also donates its electrons to many other enzymes to help in regular functions of enzymes.