Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a white, crystalline, water-soluble substance found in citrus fruits and green vegetables.
Vitamin C may help to:
- Relieve heart disease and some forms of cancer
- Improve immune function
- Maintain healthy skin and blood vessels
- Accelerate healing
- Reduce allergic reactions
Vitamin C also comes in at least two other forms, chemically bonded to minerals as ascorbates, and to the fat palmitic acid, as ascorbyl palmitate which is a fat soluble version of vitamin C. Both of these forms are non-acidic.