Vitamin C Deficiency Archive
We’ve all been there…. You notice a bruise somewhere on your body and think to yourself “I don’t remember running into anything… Why do I have a bruise?”. If you are deficient in Vitamin C, you may find that happening more than you’d like. A bruise occurs
Scurvy (a vitamin C deficiency) was once the scourge of the high seas, leaving sailors with jaundice, bleeding gums, and even death. Thankfully, scurvy has been nearly eradicated in developed countries that have an ample supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as vitamin C supplements.
The vitamin C deficiency pictures below are a reminder of how important this essential nutrient is to our body. The symptoms of vitamin C deficiency, also known as scurvy, normally begin several months after a person stops getting a sufficient amount of vitamin C in their diet. The Recommended
It is assumed by many that vitamin C is only required in tiny amounts sufficient to prevent scurvy. It is true that this vitamin C-deficiency disease spawned the chemical name ascorbate for vitamin C. Ascorbate literally means “against scurvy.” Were this its only function, the RDA for