Vitamin C (C6H8O6) is a molecule made up of six Carbon atoms, eight Hydrogen atoms and, six Oxygen atoms. It has a pH level of approximately 2, it is water soluble; this means that it dissolves in water, it is also slightly yellow in color. Most animals produce Vitamin C but the human body can’t, therefore it must be acquired from food. Some examples include, citrus fruits, mangoes, pineapples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, broccoli, etc. Vitamin C is used by the body in many ways, such as to absorb iron from food, as an antioxidant (used to stop free radicals which are the by-product of converting food into energy) and is needed to make collagen which is a protein used to help heal wounds.

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