#Vitamin C Deficiency

Today my topic is on #VitaminC deficiency # problem due to less vitamin C. Most of the peoples are worrying about this I will try to give solutions. 1. Vitamin C Deficiency 2. Vitamin C cannot be made by the human body and so is an essential component of the diet. It is needed for the health and repair of various tissues in your body, including skin, bone, teeth and cartilage. Persistent lack of vitamin C in your diet can lead to a condition called scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy include easy bruising, easy bleeding and joint and muscle pains. Vitamin C deficiency can be treated with supplements of vitamin C and a diet rich in vitamin C. 3. What is vitamin C? Vitamins are a group of substances needed in small amounts by the body to maintain health. Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid. It cannot be made by the human body and so is an essential component of your diet. Vitamin C is needed to make a substance called collagen which is required for the health and repair of various tissues in the body. There are various foods that are rich in vitamin C, including: • Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemons. • Berries such as blackcurrants, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cranberries. • Cantaloupe melon and watermelon. • Kiwi fruit. • Vegetables such as spinach, green and red peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and potatoes. Certain foods such as cereals are fortified with vitamin C, which means that they have vitamin C added to them. Vitamin C is also found in fresh milk, fish and offal such as liver and kidney. Most vitamin C in the human diet is from fruit and vegetables. Cooking fruit and vegetables reduces their vitamin C content by around a third. The recommended daily intake of vitamin C in the diet depends on your age and sex. Recommendations may vary in different countries. Pregnant and breastfeeding women also need higher amounts of vitamin C in their diet. • Children aged 1-10 years need 30 mg of vitamin C per day. • Children aged 11-14 years need 35 mg of vitamin C per day. • Children over the age of 15 years and adults need 40 mg per day. Homoeopathic medicine Acidum ascorbicum

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