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Unformatted text preview: either causes anemia; B-12 supplements for vegans. 2. Vitamin C ascorbic acid; the glue that holds us together (collagen, bones, wound healing); antioxidant protects iron and enhances its absorption; def. is scurvy (bleeding gums, pinpoint hemorrhages); smokers and those under stress need more; toxic amounts cause GI problems and increase needs; sources are fruits and vegetables, esp. citrus fruits...
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- Fall '09