Vitamin C

Vitamin C
The antimelanogenesis effect of vitamin C is mainly due to its role as a reducing agent in the various oxidation stages of melanin formation. Vitamin C can indirectly inhibit the activity of tyrosinase because of its antioxidant capacity, thus reducing melanogenesis.

Vitamin C is found in plant foods such as citrus fruits, other fruits, and green leafy vegetables. It is considered an essential vitamin because humans don’t produce their own.

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Vitamin C has been studied since the 1930s, and research has shown that it can improve quality of life for cancer patients, reduce incidence of infection, relieve fatigue, and more, while having limited negative side effects for most people.