Vitamin C, a dietary supplement, contains ascorbic acid, a water-soluble nutrient that could have antioxidant properties. This Vitamin is used most often preventing and treating the common cold.
Some people use it for other infections including gum disease, acne and other skin infections, bronchitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease; other uses include increasing the absorption of Iron from food and correcting a protein imbalance in certain newborns (tyrosinemia). Vitamin C is required for the proper development and function of many parts of the body. It also plays an important role in maintaining proper immune function.