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Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin.
It is linked to growth and maintenance of all body tissues. It cannot be stored in the body and is excreted in the urine in within two to four hours.
One of vitamin C's most important roles is in the production of collagen. Collagen a key cellular component of connective tissues, muscles, tendons, bones, teeth and skin. Collagen is also required for the repair of blood vessels, bruises, and broken bones.
An interesting side note is humans cannot produce vitamin C. It must be contained in the diet. Besides humans only apes and guinea pigs are unable to produce vitamin C.
Corinne Corte. (2010, January 11). Vitamin C - Ascorbate Acid. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved January 28, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/fr/vitamin-c-ascorbate-acid
Corinne Corte. "Vitamin C - Ascorbate Acid". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 11 January, 2010. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/fr/vitamin-c-ascorbate-acid
Corinne Corte. "Vitamin C - Ascorbate Acid". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 11 Jan 2010. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 28 Jan 2020. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/fr/vitamin-c-ascorbate-acid