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What Taking Vitamin C Every Day Does to Your Body

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

1. Vitamin C Can Help Your Body Heal

Vitamin C is an essential component of connective tissue and plays a role in wound healing. 

2. Vitamin C Has Antioxidant Powers

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning they can help prevent cell damage. 

3. Vitamin C Can Help Prevent Cancer 

Most case-control studies have found an inverse association between dietary vitamin C intake and cancers of the lung, breast, colon or rectum, stomach, oral cavity, larynx or pharynx, and esophagus. 

4. genetic disorder in newborns called tyrosinemia. Taking vitamin C by mouth or as a shot improves a genetic disorder in newborns in which blood levels of the amino acid tyrosine are too high.

5. Taking vitamin C along with medicine to lower blood pressure helps lower systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by a small amount. But it does not seem to lower diastolic pressure the bottom number. Taking vitamin C does not seem to lower blood pressure when taken without medicine to lower blood pressure.

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