What is vitamin C used for?

Vitamin C helps with the development of bones, connective tissue like cartilage, and muscles. It also helps the body with iron absorption. Vitamin C tablets can be used as a supplement to treat people who have low levels of vitamin C or to treat or prevent scurvy. While vitamin C is commonly assumed to help cure or prevent common colds, most research has not conclusively determined that to be true.

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