[Biological role and importance in the skin metabolism of vitamin C]

Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2007 Dec;23(138):462-5.
[Article in Polish]


Vitamins are a group of compounds indispensable for the development, normal growth and functioning of the human body. Lack of vitamins causes serious diseases for human, even though small amounts of them are required to maintain good health. Therefore there is growing interest conceding the role of vitamin C in biochemical-physiological conditions. This article reviews the role of water--soluble vitamin C in metabolic processes and discusses criteria used for recommended ingestion and presents recommendations for vitamin C intake. In the paper is discussed in detail the influence of level vitamin C (physico-chemical aspects) on the metabolism in skin.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ascorbic Acid / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Skin / drug effects*
  • Skin / immunology
  • Skin / metabolism*
  • Vitamins / pharmacology*


  • Vitamins
  • Ascorbic Acid