:: Vitamins and Minerals
first nutrition experiment ever performed on a human took
place in the 1700s when doctors experimented with vitamin
C to find a cure for scurvy. So, what are health benefits
of vitamin C?
It helps prevent disease and infection and promotes
the body's absorption of iron. It also helps bones
grow, is involved in the formation of scar tissue,
and strengthens the blood vessels. The RDA for men
and women is 60 mg a day. Be wary of getting too much - more
than 1,000 mg can cause cramps and diarrhea.