Vitamin C

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Vitamin C (chemically known as ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble essential nutrient. People who eat a balanced diet generally do not need to supplement their vitamin C intake. Since it promotes tissue growth and repair, supplemental vitamin C may be introduced to the diet in order to assist the healing of wounds, including those incurred by body modification. Vitamin C also has one of the highest LD50s known to the medical community (11 900 mg kg-1 for rats).

External Links

Wikipedia article on Vitamin C
Wikipedia article on chemical properties of ascorbic acid

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