Vitamin C: What You Need to Know

By Ruben Castaneda, Anna Medaris Miller
August 26, 2021

If you picture an orange when you think of vitamin C, you're right on. The fruit, as well as other citrus fruits, is a vitamin C powerhouse.

Vitamin C provides an array of health benefits, though it doesn't get nearly as much attention as vitamin D. That's probably because far fewer Americans are deficient in it, says Dr. Gail Feinberg, chair of the primary care department at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine. "Most people are getting a daily dose of vitamin C from their routine diets," she says.

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