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Vitamin C in the body and an experiment to measure Vitamin C in cabbage.
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The role of vitamin C in the body
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water soluble substance but is not heat soluble and is a vital vitamin for humans but unlike most mammals the human body can't produce its own, they have to eat foods such as, strawberries, cabbage, oranges, lemons, limes, red peppers, or kiwi fruit. 60 mg of vitamin C a day is enough to prevent scurvy.
Vitamin C is vital for the body as it needs it to make a substance called collagen. Collagen is a type of protein found in many different types of tissue, such as skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage. The body needs to regularly produce collagen. Without vitamin C, collagen can't be replaced and the different types of tissue break down leading to scurvy, some of the symptoms of scurvy are muscle and joint pain, tiredness, red dots on the skin or bleeding and swelling of the gums, leading to the teeth falling out.
Vitamin c also helps the body's immune system vitamin C is found in high concentration in white blood cells and is consumed quickly when the body is fighting of
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