FUNCTIONS OF VITAMIN C
Recognized for its Nutritional Function(1)
Vitamin C is a nutrient that not only helps maintain the health of skin and mucous membranes, but also has antioxidant effects. It has a high nutritional value.
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Quote from Alexander J. Michels, Ph. D., “Vitamin C and Skin Health”, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University 2011