Ascorbic Acid Metabolisms: A review

  • Mohamed H. E. Department of Physiology; College of Medicine, University of Al Baha
  • Al-Rasheedi A Department of Food and Nutrition; Faculty of Home Economics, King Abadulaziz University


Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble, hexonic sugar, with a molecular weight of 176. It is known to play vital roles in numerous functions of the body, especially in hydroxylation reactions. Its requirement by animals may be increased when challenged in the form of immune and metabolic stress. The main objective of this brief review is to outline the catabolic and anabolic pathways of ascorbic acid as well as its metabolic functions.


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E. M, A A-R. Ascorbic Acid Metabolisms: A review. AMS [Internet]. 30Apr.2015 [cited 21Feb.2020];2(4):77-8. Available from:
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