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Brought to you By: Samantha Mercadonte And Ethan Martinez A Deficiency of Vitamin C • can cause Scurvy, which is a fatal disease. • The visual symptoms of Scurvy include bleeding and brusing easliy, hair and tooth loss, joint pain, and swelling. • Other effects of Scurvy are weakening of blood vessels, connective tissue, and bone. • it can be prevented by as little as 10 mg of vitamin C a daily More Deficiency Symptoms More Deficiency Symptoms
• Other vitamin deficiency symptoms include general weakness, fluid retention, depression and anemia. • Vitamin C deficiency can also cause slower woundhealing, increased susceptibility to infections, male infertility and increased genetic damage to sperm cells, which may lead to birth defects. • Also it can prevent other diseases like Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, Cataracts, and Lead Toxicity Toxicity and Overdosing
• While vitamin C is generally nontoxic, however, in high doses (more than 2,000 mg daily) it can cause gastrointestinal side effects such as stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea and may increase the risk of developing kidney stones. • Intake of large amounts of vitamin C can deplete the body of copper, an essential nutrient. Water Soluble • Vitamin C is a watersoluble vitamin that is an essential part of life. • It must be regularly replenished and is commonly found in fresh fruits, especially in the citrus family • Large doses will break down alcohol more rapidly in the body. • Neutralizes potentially cancercausing nitrites (preservatives found in hot dogs and lunch meats) and nitrates (found naturally in vegetables and drinking water). • A powerful antioxidant. Reduces risk of heart disease, cancer, cataracts, arthritis. • Builds up the body's immune system to make it stronger against colds and viruses. • Reduces the histamine levels in the body, which trigger allergy and asthma attacks. • People taking at least 200 mg daily have a 30% reduced risk of bronchitis. Interesting Facts About Vitamin Interesting Facts About Vitamin C Interesting Facts About Vitamin C Interesting Facts About Vitamin C (con’t)
• May aid diabetics by helping to regulate insulin release. • Vitamin C has been shown to prevent the sugar inside cells from converting to sorbitol (sugar alcohol). • Sorbitol accumulates in cells and is connected to diabetesrelated eye, nerve and kidney damage. • Some doctors recommend limiting the use of chewable vitamin C tablets because they can cause enamel loss from the surface of the teeth. • Supplements are extremely beneficial for pregnant and nursing mothers. Work Cited
• Higdon, Jane. Vitamin C. Linus Pauling Institute. 2006. <http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamin s/vitaminC/>. • “Vitamin C(Ascorbic Acid)”. Vitamins & Health Supplements Guide. 2006. <http://www.vitamins supplements.org/vitaminC.php>. • “Vitamin C Plus Formula”. CyberVitamins Health Store. 2009. <http://www.cybervitamins.com/vitac.htm>. ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course MATH 9999 taught by Professor Harrison during the Spring '10 term at 東京大学.
- Spring '10