Are You taking enough Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is one of the crucial nutrients of human body needed for body's health, proper growth and development. It is found in mainly in citrus fruits like lemon, orange etc. Lack of vitamin C can lead to a lot of problems.

1. SCURVY: It is one of the major problems caused by vitamin C deficiency. The patient feels fatigue and tiredness and there is loss of appetite.

2. HYPERTHYROIDISM: Vitamin C controls the health of thyroid gland along with other nutrients. Prolonged vitamin C deficiency can lead to increased secretion of hormones from thyroid gland causing sudden weight loss, palpitations, increase in appetite and tremors etc.

3. SKIN PROBLEMS: Vitamin C contains antioxidants that help in improving and maintaining skin health. Deficiency of it leads to various skin problems like subcutaneous bleeding etc.

4. ANAEMIA: Vitamin C plays a very important role in preventing anaemia as it helps in absorption of iron which helps in its prevention.

5. DENTAL PROBLEMS: Vitamin C is also responsible for gum and teeth health. Deficiency of it can lead to problems like bleeding in the gums.


Treatment of vitamin C deficiency or any type of deficiency is by increasing the intake of that particular supplement.

There are multiple ways to treat vitamin C deficiency that includes:

1. Vitamin C rich diet: Fruits include oranges, lemons, strawberries, blackberries, guava, papaya etc. Vegetables include tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, potatoes, cabbage, spinach etc.

2. Supplements: Vitamin C supplements can be taken like ascorbic acid tablets etc.

3. Avoid smoking: Avoid smoking as it is found in some studies that smoking reduces the amount of vitamin C in the body.


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