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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vitamin C, C, ascorbic acid(noun)

    a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy

Wiktionary

  1. vitamin C(Noun)

    The L-enantiomer of ascorbic acid, a water-soluble nutrient essential for life, synthesized by most animals and plants but not humans, although used in our bodies for many purposes. It is plentiful in citrous fruits and many vegetables, and a deficiency causes scurvy.

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  1. Vitamin C

    Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate, is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. Vitamin C refers to a number of vitamers that have vitamin C activity in animals, including ascorbic acid and its salts, and some oxidized forms of the molecule like dehydroascorbic acid. Ascorbate and ascorbic acid are both naturally present in the body when either of these is introduced into cells, since the forms interconvert according to pH. Vitamin C is a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic reactions, including several collagen synthesis reactions that, when dysfunctional, cause the most severe symptoms of scurvy. In animals, these reactions are especially important in wound-healing and in preventing bleeding from capillaries. Ascorbate may also act as an antioxidant against oxidative stress. However, the fact that the enantiomer D-ascorbate has identical antioxidant activity to L-ascorbate, yet far less vitamin activity, underscores the fact that most of the function of L-ascorbate as a vitamin relies not on its antioxidant properties, but upon enzymic reactions that are stereospecific. "Ascorbate" without the letter for the enantiomeric form is always presumed to be the chemical L-ascorbate.

Editors Contribution

  1. vitamin C

    A type of vitamin.

    Vitamin C is found in found in fruits, potatoes, peppers, and leafy green vegetables or produced synthetically.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitamin c in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitamin c in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carol Haggans:

    Vitamin C supplements might also help people with marginal vitamin C intakes, such as elderly people and chronic smokers.

  2. Gene Baur:

    [Vitamins and minerals] often work in concert. It’s easier to absorb iron, for example, when you’re also eating Vitamin C.

  3. Cynthia Sass:

    Vitamin C gives non-heme iron a sizable boost, upping its absorption by six times, so pair beans with foods like bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, and citrus.

  4. Jim White:

    Pumpkin seeds are high in vitamin A, vitamin B (including thiamin, riboflavin), vitamin C, vitamin K, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and protein, they are also high in magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium, and copper.

  5. Andrew Smyth:

    We were interested in looking at this particular group who have a high risk for cardiovascular disease because they are also going to have a high risk of cognitive decline, previous research has suggested that a Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy fats -- is associated with reduced risk of cognitive impairment. We've also seen preliminary research suggesting that eating vitamin C and folate-rich vegetables like spinach and broccoli may slow cognitive decline. Other research has suggested that blueberries may boost memory, and that a high intake of saturated and trans fats can have negative effects. So it's no surprise that to me that the healthiest eaters in this study fared the best in terms of their cognitive health.

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