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Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

"Good for what ails you" claim supporters of the late Dr. Linus Pauling when singing the praises for vitamin C or ascorbic acid. Once a valuable cure for scurvy utilized by the Royal Navy during long sea voyages (in the form of citrus fruit), vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin important in forming collagen and aiding in the absorption of iron by the body.


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