7 Signs You Might Be Lacking Vitamin C


Every vitamin is important for the normal functioning of the human body. Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins and it is involved in many physiological functions such that a deficit of vitamin C will result in be obvious structural and physiological anomalies.

372f09c549ad40bfb089d446c3ed96d2?quality=uhq&resize=720Vitamin C is involved in the build-up of your skin, bones and teeth. It helps facilitate wound healing such that a deficiency of it will result in poor healing of wounds. Vitamin C also helps in the absorption of iron from diet and other sources. More so, vitamin C is needed or produce proteins, and enzymes which are two of the most important biological molecules in the body.

96b784a8eca04d8da8f1748593b12155?quality=uhq&resize=720Deficiency of vitamin C is leads to deficiency of those vital biomolecules which in-turn leads to a deficiency of the proteins or enzymes they produce such as collagen, fibrin etc thus leading to a condition known as Scurvy.

Lastly, one other important function of vitamin C is that the body uses it to produce antioxidants which help expel reactive oxygen species also known as free radicals.

Asides the non-obvious implications of lack of vitamin C in the body, here are the signs that you might be lacking sufficient vitamin C.

1. Your gum begin to bleed suddenly

6393f412246849e5afe926854c6d27c6?quality=uhq&resize=7202. Your hair strands begin to break suddenly

df40dfa0261a4cf1a1a3ef8dc8ed1215?quality=uhq&resize=7203. Your skin bruise easily and fails to heal in-time

7f7afc10cdcb4cce8ef20f631acc7a8f?quality=uhq&resize=7204. Your cuts and injuries fail to heal fast

5. You begin to experience sudden joint pain

dce9dce7eb974ffba620c85349a35d53?quality=uhq&resize=7206. You experience fatigue and a feeling of weakness all the time.

8ac22521df6e491e9f4b3c6f4a11e9d6?quality=uhq&resize=7207. Your nails become brittle and your skin suddenly starts to wrinkles.


4a6dc8ec02f14d199af0a405afdfbbfd?quality=uhq&resize=720All these signs might not be an absolute indication of vitamin C deficiency but if you observe them you need to see a doctor to clarify the underlying cause that presenting those symptoms. Thank you.

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