Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement.
Humans, unlike most animals, are unable to synthesize vitamin C endogenously, so it is an essential dietary component
Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and certain neurotransmitters, it is also involved in protein metabolism. Collagen is an essential component of connective tissue, which plays a vital role in wound healing. It is also an important physiological antioxidant and has been shown to regenerate other antioxidants within the body, including alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E)
The richest natural sources are fruits and vegetables, and of those, the Kakadu plum and the camu camu fruit contain the highest concentration of the vitamin. It is also present in some cuts of meat, especially liver.
In research studies Vitamin C has been reported to have the following properties;
Control and help cure the common cold
Assists in the cure of some cancers
Enhances the size, number and motility of white blood cells
Helps asthma sufferers
Helps with wound healing
Help with the expulsion of toxic chemicals from the body
Improves manic depression
Lowers blood cholesterol