Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

How Does Vitamin C Therapy Enhance Overall Health?

  • Crucial for synthesizing collagen, an essential part of connective tissue
  • Promotes efficient wound healing
  • Helps regenerate antioxidants within the body
  • Maintains and enhances immune function by preventing and fighting of infections
  • Aids in absorption of nonheme iron typically found in plant-based foods, reducing the risk of iron deficiency anemia
  • Prevents the development of Scurvy

What are the General Outcomes of Insufficient Vitamin C Intake?

  • Nausea
  • Development of scurvy
  • Flu-like symptoms partly due to low iron levels, as Vitamin C is needed for iron absorption
  • Fragile skin
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bent or coiled hair
  • Slow healing wounds

Individuals That are more Prone to Vitamin C Deficiency

  • Elderly people
  • Picky eaters
  • individuals that are dependent on or misusing drugs
  • People with chronic health disorders such as, eating disorders and depression
  • Individuals living with a disability


Healthdirect Australia Limited. (2022, May). Vitamin C deficiency. healthdirect.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Vitamin C Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.