Ascorbic acid, commonly referred to as vitamin C, is not naturally made in the human body, so it is important to eat plenty of foods containing this nutrient, foods such as tomatoes, citrus fruits and broccoli.
It is uncommon to be severely deficient in this nutrient, however there is evidence that many people are not getting enough ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for optimal functioning. Signs that you are not getting enough vitamin C will present in dry brittle hair, rough and dry skin, slow to heal wounds, skin that bruises easily, gums that bleed often, nosebleeds, and a lowered ability to fight off infections.
Ascorbic acid is safe to take orally, loose bowel movements rarely occur with doses below 3000 mg/day.
- Country of origin: China
- Fermentation from Sorbitol (from corn starch)
- Ascorbic acid is a hydrophilic molecule, meaning a water-soluble nutrient