International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024


The Role of Vitamin C Oxidation in Human Health: Mechanisms, Influencing Factors, and Implications in Context of COVID-19

Shreya Ajithkumar | Pramod Kadu


Abstract: Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a vital antioxidant in the human body, participating in numerous metabolic processes. However, under specific conditions, vitamin C can undergo oxidation, which may diminish its antioxidant activity and potentially lead to adverse health effects. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms involved in vitamin C oxidation, the factors influencing this process and the potential health implications. The discussion extends to the role of vitamin C in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting its potential therapeutic applications. The paper underscores the importance of understanding the oxidation process of vitamin C to preserve its health benefits and nutritional value. Further research is necessary to develop effective strategies for preventing vitamin C oxidation in various mediums, including food, supplements, and pharmaceuticals.


Keywords: Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, oxidation, antioxidant capacity, reactive oxygen species, enzymatic oxidation, non-enzymatic oxidation, environmental factors, metal ions, temperature, UV radiation, implications, antioxidant, degradation products, bioavailability, preservation techniques, human health


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 1030 - 1040


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