Synonym: Vitamin C
Ascorbic acid is a non-B-complex water soluble vitamin.
Constitutional formula: C6H8O6
In the case of ascorbic acid the vitamin form is the active form. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and acts as a coenzyme in hydroxylation and reduction reactions.
Vitamin C dependent processes:
Vitamin C deficiency leads to a disease called scurvy. The symptoms of scurvy are related to a lack of collagen (e.g. loss of teeth, fragile blood vessels).
Tiberiu Nistor - Basic in descriptive biochemistry
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