A new form of scurvy – dehydroascorbic acid deficient scurvy

There is kind of scurvy due to deficiencies of dehydroascorbic acid which is transported by glucose transporters.. There is enough ascorbic acid to prevent vitamin C deficient scurvy. Ascorbic acid is transported by sodium-dependent vitamin C transporters The full panoply of scurvy symptoms is missing but there can be terrible back aches and neck aches. At least some of this new form of scurvy could be due to heavy ingestion of antioxidants especially taken when vitamin C is taken. Antioxidants can reduce dehydroascorbic acid to ascorbic acid.

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