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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 1378) Last page : ( 1380)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00257.3

Role of Vitamin C in Body Health

Kumar Shrada. B.1, Dr. Dhanraj M2,*

1CRI, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

2Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dhanrajmganapathy@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 24 July, 2018.

Abstract

Vitamins and minerals are usually needed in very minute quantities. But their presence is necessary for the normal physiological functions of the body. One such important vitamin is vitamin C which is usually seen in citrus fruit. It is their deficiency which causes scurvy. Their physiological functions have been discussed. Their important properties is also been told here. Their sources, deficiency symptoms are also been told. It also says about their chemical structure and history. Vitamin has a lot of properties which are very useful in the well being of an individual. Yet it has some disadvantages which we are unaware of. Few such disadvantages are also being discussed here. Not that vitamin C could be consumed at any time. There conditions in which one is not supposed to take vitamin C supplements. All such conditions are been discussed.

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Keywords

Ascorbic acid, hydroxylation, T-cells, oxido-reducation property, anti-oxidants.

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