Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid or ascorbate, is one of the best known vitamins. This vitamin has an antioxidant effect and is required for the formation of connective tissue, the absorption of iron and the maintenance of a healthy immune system.
Vitamin C can be found in foods such as fruit and vegetables. A deficiency impacts the immune system negatively, making us more susceptible to colds and other ailments. A vitamin C deficiency may also result in a slower wound healing process.