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Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a colorless, odorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid with an acidic taste. It is an organic acid, more precisely a vinyloge carboxylic acid; its salts are called ascorbates.
Many processes in the human body require vitamin C. It has an effect on the optimal functioning of the immune system. Vitamin C is used to build up connective tissue (collagen), helps in wound healing and against tuberculosis.