Vitamin C Decreases Depression And Affects Cognition

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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, in more formal terms) is a well-known antioxidant that may be good for fighting off depression, not just the common cold as many would believe. The relationship between vitamin C and depression has only recently been established scientifically, but it has been a strong one.

Studying vitamin C deficiencies is quickly becoming more common in the scientific realm due to the fact that contemporary diets (high in convenience, fast foods) are reducing the amount of time that people spend preparing and eating fresh foods, thus causing vitamin deficiencies which affect cognition and behavior. In fact, vitamin C deficiencies have been established in the community at large,[1] the hospitalized elderly,[2] and college students.[3] Such findings are a cause for concern due to the negative impacts that emerge as a result of vitamin C deficiency.

In this article, we will review the relationship between vitamin C, depression, cognitive states such as memory, and relationships to other conditions, as well as relevant animal models and experimental mazes which are commonly used in research.

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