Vitamin C and Nutrition Analytical Essay by Nicky

Vitamin C and Nutrition
A review of three studies on the nutritional benefits of Vitamin C.
# 148207 | 1,357 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Sep 28, 2011 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Nutrition (Food)

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The paper looks at articles by Naidu, the Harvard School of Public Health and the work of Block et, al. on the health benefits of Vitamin C. The paper briefly compares these articles and reaches the conclusion that scientific findings are backing up what nutritionists have known for a very long time.

I. Naidu (2003)
II Harvard School of Public Health (2009 )
III. Block, et al (2008)

From the Paper:

"Naidu reports that there is absolutely no evidence that exists that supports the idea that excess doses of Vitamin C are toxic and as well there is no evidence to clearly link excess Vitamin C to formation of kidney stones, pro-oxidant effects or excess iron absorption. Vitamin C is however, known to be very beneficial in preventing and relieving symptoms of the common cold. Vitamin C is vital in would healing processes and the healing and regeneration process since Vitamin C "stimulates collagen synthesis." (Naidu, 2003) In fact, Naidu (2003) state that the recommendation to hasten the process of healing calls for "administration of 500 mg to 1.0 gram per day" of Vitamin C."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Block, Gladys, et al (2008) Vitamin C in Plasma is Inversely Related to Blood Pressure and Change in Blood Pressure During the Previous Year in Young Black and White Women. Nutrition Journal. 7:35 2008.
  • Naidu, K. Akhilender (2003) Vitamin C in Human Health and Disease is Still a Mystery: An Overview. Nutrition Journal 2003 2:7.
  • The Nutrition Source: Vitamin C (2008) Harvard School of Public Health. Online available at:

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