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Ascorbic acid

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Description of Ascorbic acid

Ascorbic acid: Another name for Vitamin C.

Ascorbic acid: A natural water-soluble vitamin (Vitamin C), Ascorbic Acid is a potent reducing and antioxidant agent that functions in fighting bacterial infections, in detoxifying reactions, and primarily in the formation of collagen in fibrous tissue, teeth, bones, connective tissue, skin, and capillaries. Found in citrus, in other fruits, and in vegetables, vitamin C cannot be produced or stored by humans and must be obtained in the diet. (NCI04)
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Ascorbic acid: A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.
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