Ascorbic acid is a sugar acid that has antioxidant properties. Vitamin C is also a form of ascorbic acid. It is used in solutions to develop films. In the body it helps in preventing cell destruction. It is found in many fruits and vegetable like broccolic, lemon, spinach, cranberries. It is used to cure common cold. It has a high content of zinc and there is no toxicity if taken in great quantities. It is essential for human bodies. There are no severe side effects of ascorbic acid however if it is taken in large quantities then it will result in irritation and dysfunction of gastrointestinal parts.