Vitamin C's Glow

By: Sharita Sykes

Vitamin C's Glow
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About This Quiz

Have you had enough vitamin C today? Did you know that your daily intake of this imperative vitamin could save you from early aging! I’m sure you knew that, take this quiz to further test your knowledge on vitamin C's effect on the skin.
What is another name for vitamin C?
ascorbic acid
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid.
metabolic acid
calmic acid

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What is vitamin C key in producing?
muscle
fat
collagen
Collagen is produced by vitamin C.

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Why is collagen important?
gives the skin its strength
helps cells grow
Both answers are correct.
Collagen is a protein that helps cells and blood vessels grow and give the skin its firmness.

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What does vitamin C help produce that assists in skin repair?
scar tissue
Vitamin C helps create scar tissue as well as ligaments.
hair follicles
Both answers are correct.

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What are free radicals?
molecules that causes flushing in the skin
molecules that assist in the production of collagen
molecules that causes wrinkles
Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen, causing wrinkles and skin dryness.

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How does vitamin C affect free radicals?
stops the free radicals
neutralizes the free radicals
Ascorbic acid 2-phosphate neutralizes the free radicals and also reverses DNA damage.
increases the free radicals

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Which of the following is NOT an advantage of vitamin C?
strengthens immune system
stops strokes
Although vitamin C can reduce the risk of stroke, it isn’t a foolproof vitamin to eliminate the risk of a stroke.
improves skin

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How often should you replace your supply of vitamin C in your body?
bi-weekly
daily
Our body doesn’t store vitamin C, so it is needed every day.
weekly

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What is the recommended number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables to meet the minimum requirements for vitamin C?
three
nine
The USDA recommends that you consume nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
twelve

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Which of the following foods should you eat for plenty of vitamin C?
collard greens
tomatoes
orange
all of the above
Vitamin C is prevalent in foods such as bell pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, collard greens and tomatoes.

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