Nakka, N. R., Avinash, A., Kumar, S. D., Kumar, V. B.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin found in many multivitamin supplements and single-entity nutritional supplements. The body stores approximately 1.5 g of ascorbic acid; the highest levels are found in the brain, pituitary and adrenal glands, leukocytes, and eye tissues. The bioavailability of vitamin C in foods is approximately 70% to 90%; Described the RDA (Recommended daily allowances) of vitamin C. It has many vital uses in therapy of diseases like common cold, cancer, asthma. It lowers the blood pressure, it has an antihistamine effect. It is used in cataracts and Preeclampsia. The excessive intake or the over supplementation of ascorbic acid cause toxicity including diarrhoea, nausea, and abdominal cramps. The pharmacist should aware about the ADR’s of vitamin C and should council the patients about recommended doses. Deficiency of vitamin c cause scury disease. The pharmacist should aware about the RDA of vitamin C .the RDA varies from normal people to smokers and pregnancy women. The pharmacist should suggest to patients to take the fruits and vegetables which are high sources of vitamin C. This present study has attempted to review the significance of vitamin C for the humans and the attention for pharmacist about the dispensing, prescribing and counselling of vitamin C to the patients.
Vitamin C, RDA, Benefits of Vitamin C, Pharmacist Counselling
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Nakka, N. R., Avinash, A., Kumar, S. D., & Kumar, V. B. (2014). Pharmacist Attention on the Significance of Vitamin C. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(2), 840-848.