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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High in antioxidants, blueberries also contain vitamins C and K, and manganese. Allison Horton, miamiherald, "Want to reduce your odds of getting cancer? Stay active, lose weight and eat healthy," 25 May 2018 The ingredients included vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and B vitamins. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Gwyneth Paltrow does it. But do you really need a vitamin IV?," 15 Feb. 2018 The good news is that vitamin C is incredibly easy to integrate into your skincare regimen (just apply a few drops each morning before your moisturizer) and suitable for all skintypes. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "How to Get Glowing Skin," 25 June 2018 Prism is a featherlight, essence-like elixir, made with all-natural fruit acids (malic acid from apple, salicylic acid from willow bark, glycolic acid from bilberry, vitamin C from kakadu plum, and orange peel) to gently exfoliate the skin. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "Herbivore Botanicals' New Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion Is the Prettiest Serum of the Summer," 12 July 2018 There’s up to four times more vitamin C in marula oil, an antioxidant that fights hyperpigmentation, than in an orange. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Putting Oils on Your Face," 12 July 2018 ConsumerLab has published reviews of more than 100 product types, from vitamin C to powdered bone broth, and adds around 16 new categories each year. Peter Andrey Smith, Outside Online, "Don't Trust the Label on Your Supplements," 5 July 2018 Kumquats are rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber, and they can be made into jellies or eaten straight from the tree after washing the outer skin. Houston Chronicle, "Can banana aging be foiled?," 26 June 2018 Mangoes are packed with vitamins C and A, both of which provide major skin-brightening benefits. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Beauty-Food Mango Slushy," 25 June 2018

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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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