vitamin C

noun

Definition of vitamin C

: a water-soluble vitamin C6H8O6 found in plants and especially in fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically and used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy and as an antioxidant for foods

called also ascorbic acid

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Another tip: Stock up on samples of face cream, vitamin C serum and cleanser at department stores during the year. Amy Tara Koch, Washington Post, "Leave the suitcase at home. Here’s why you should just take a carry-on, and how to pack it.," 7 June 2019 The second ingredient after water is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a form of vitamin C that is easily absorbed by the skin. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Used Only Kylie Skin Products For a Whole Week. Here's My Honest Review.," 29 May 2019 This serum should go on during the day time, because vitamin C helps your SPF work its hardest. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Does KylieSkin Care Live Up To The Hype?," 22 May 2019 Using data from a large national health survey, researchers found that multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines," 18 June 2018 Their findings were true for multivitamins as well as for vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium supplements—all nutrients that have been touted for heart health in the past. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "Is It Possible to Take Too Many Vitamins?," 6 June 2018 Too much vitamin B6 has been associated with nerve damage, and even modestly additional amounts of vitamin C or vitamin D in some people can predispose to the formation of kidney stones. Ronald S. Litman, Philly.com, "New study on supplemental vitamins proves they're useless and a waste of money," 5 June 2018 The root is low in calories, but contains a lot of vitamin C, iron, potassium, and copper. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Does Maca Powder Have Health Benefits for Women? Here's What the Science Says," 14 Jan. 2019 Plus, this immune-boosting salad is rich in vitamin C, thanks to blood oranges and grapefruit. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Red Citrus Salad with Berries, Pears and Pomegranates," 9 Jan. 2019

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circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

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vitamin C

noun

Medical Definition of vitamin C

: a water-soluble vitamin C6H8O6 found in plants and especially in fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically and used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy and as an antioxidant for foods

called also ascorbic acid

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