Facts About Vitamin C

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Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen, which retains the structure of the capillaries, arteries and veins, and it is found in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Learn about the importance of vitamin C with health information from a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist in this free video on healthy eating.

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Hi, I'm Rachael Richardson, with Nutrolution, in Miami Beach, Florida. In this clip, we're talking about facts about vitamin C, and vitamin C may be one of our best researched and best understood vitamins that we that we know of. And it's actually one of the first first vitamins that started, originated the topic of nutrition in general, and it had to do with when scurvy came up because sailors weren't getting any fresh food, which meant no vitamin C. So, vitamin C is found in things like lime and oranges, anything citrusy, all of your fruits and your vegetables. And what happened to these sailors is they literally started to bleed out of their own bodies, out of their own capillaries and veins, because without adequate vitamin C we can't produce the collagen which retains the structure of our capillaries and arteries and veins. So, that is one of the primary functions of vitamin C, that is, to retain good cardiovascular health, good vein and arterial health, and to just keep us really circulating in the best way to keep us healthy, living long. This has been Rachael, with Nutrolution, in Miami Beach, Florida.

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