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why vitamine c is not stored in our body ?

why vitamine c is not stored in our  body ?

Grade:12

4 Answers

sanjay sanjeev patro
43 Points
8 years ago

There are two type of vitamines 1.water soluble 2.fat soluble

water soluble vitamines are B complex and C vitamines

vitamine c is soluble in water so dissolve in water and can be elliminated out from our body through urin.

chandu pooja
30 Points
8 years ago

because it is stored in body tissues which get often rid.......

Dilip chouhan
31 Points
8 years ago

Vitamin c is a water soluble. It goes right thru you, Vitamins that are Oil-based like vitamin A can do you harm because your boody stores them. 

Raghuvaran varan Chandragiri
37 Points
8 years ago

The body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store ... C-rich foods or storing them for a long period of time can reduce the vitamin C content

Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid), is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. Vitamin C refers to a number of vitamers that have vitamin C activity in animals, including ascorbic acid and its salts, and some oxidized forms of the molecule like dehydroascorbic acid. Ascorbate and ascorbic acid are both naturally present in the body when either of these is introduced into cells, since the forms interconvert according to pH.

Vitamin C is a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic reactions including several collagen synthesis reactions that, when dysfunctional, cause the most severe symptoms of scurvy.[1] In animals, these reactions are especially important in wound-healing and in preventing bleeding from capillaries. Ascorbate may also act as an antioxidant against oxidative stress.[2] However, the fact that the enantiomer D-ascorbate (not found in nature) has identical antioxidant activity to L-ascorbate, yet far less vitamin activity,[3] underscores the fact that most of the function of L-ascorbate as a vitamin relies not on its antioxidant properties, but upon enzymic reactions that are stereospecific. "Ascorbate" without the letter for the enantiomeric form is always presumed to be the chemical L-ascorbate.

Ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid) is required for a range of essential metabolic reactions in all animals and plants. It is made internally by almost all organisms; the main exceptions are bats, guinea pigs, capybaras, and the Anthropoidea (i.e., Haplorrhini, one of the two major primate suborders, consisting of tarsiers, monkeys, humans and other apes). Ascorbate is also not synthesized by some species of birds and fish. All species that do not synthesize ascorbate require it in the diet. Deficiency in this vitamin causes the disease scurvy in humans.[1][4][5]

Ascorbic acid is also widely used as a food additive, to prevent oxidation.

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