Have you had enough vitamin C today? Did you know that your daily intake of this imperative vitamin could save you from early aging! Iâ€™m sure you knew that, take this quiz to further test your knowledge on vitamin C's effect on the skin.
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid.
Collagen is produced by vitamin C.
Collagen is a protein that helps cells and blood vessels grow and give the skin its firmness.
Vitamin C helps create scar tissue as well as ligaments.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen, causing wrinkles and skin dryness.
Ascorbic acid 2-phosphate neutralizes the free radicals and also reverses DNA damage.
Although vitamin C can reduce the risk of stroke, it isn’t a foolproof vitamin to eliminate the risk of a stroke.
Our body doesn’t store vitamin C, so it is needed every day.
The USDA recommends that you consume nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
Vitamin C is prevalent in foods such as bell pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, collard greens and tomatoes.