The essential vitamin
December 27, 2009 4:00am CST
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is most essential for elderly people. It assis in the rapid healing of injuries and improves iron absorption in the body along with regenerating your vitamin E supplies. It also builds your resistance to fight against infections like a common cold, headache and nausea. Present in most fresh fruits and vegetables,especially in citrus fruits the deficiency of vitamin C can also cause scurvy. Not only does the vitamin help protect cells from free radical damage, it also lowers your cancer risk. So keep a check to see if your diet is replete with vitamin C.