A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. CEG is considered an antioxidant. .

CEG - Pharmacology:

In humans, an exogenous source of ascorbic acid is required for collagen formation and tissue repair by acting as a cofactor in the posttranslational formation of 4-hydroxyproline in -Xaa-Pro-Gly- sequences in collagens and other proteins. Ascorbic acid is reversibly oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid in the body. These two forms of the vitamin are believed to be important in oxidation-reduction reactions. The vitamin is involved in tyrosine metabolism, conversion of folic acid to folinic acid, carbohydrate metabolism, synthesis of lipids and proteins, iron metabolism, resistance to infections, and cellular respiration.

CEG Interactions

Limited evidence suggests that ascorbic acid may influence the intensity and duration of action of bishydroxycoumarin.

CEG Contraindications

There are no contraindications to the administration of ascorbic acid.

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Chemical structure:
O O O O O O H H H H H H H H C6H8O6 2D chemical structure C6H8O6 SVG | 2D structure Vitamin C | 4-Deoxy-D-Mannuronic Acid | D-Glucuronic Acid | Tricarballylic Acid | chemical names, chemical properties, classification C6H8O6