Deficiency of Vitamin C causes a disease known as ______________.

Deficiency of vitamin C causes a disease known as Scurvy


There are 13 vitamins, including vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, and K. A condition caused by a severe lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in the diet is known as scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy include bruising, bleeding gums, weakness, fatigue and rash. Vitamin C deficiency can be treated with supplements of vitamin C and a diet rich in vitamin C. vitamin C deficiency can cause the formation of small acne-like bumps on the arms, thighs or buttocks.

Some of the best food sources of vitamin C

  • Acerola cherry
  • Guava
  • Blackcurrants
  • Sweet red pepper
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lychee
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Papaya
  • Broccoli
  • Parsley

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