Signs of Vitamin C Deficiency

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2011 02:40 PM

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A vitamin C deficiency is usually a result of reduced dietary intake of vitamin C rich sources and underlying disorders that impair the absorption of vitamin C in the body.

Vitamin C deficiency can be easily corrected by increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and by adding vitamin C supplements such as pure vitamin C and effervescent vitamin C to the diet.

Vitamin C deficiency symptoms include scurvy (a gum-related disorder that causes bleeding, pain, and swelling), muscular weakness, fatigue, dry hair, and scaly skin. Another important sign of vitamin C deficiency is that wounds refuse to heal quickly and the immunity is impaired. The risk for vitamin C deficiency is higher for individuals who smoke and drink excess alcohol or are pregnant.

Vitamin C deficiency can be countered by adding vitamin C supplements to the diet, which are easily absorbed by the body and often are fortified with other vital nutrients and trace minerals.

Pure vitamin C supplements are available in stores as powders, capsules, or drinks. These supplements help fight vitamin C deficiency and improve cardio vascular and skin health.

For more information about vitamin C, consult the following:

Vitamin C Deficiency
Does Everyone Need to Supplement With Vitamin C?
Vitamin C as Cancer Fighting Agent?
What Conditions Vitamin C Helps


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