Dr. Russ Jaffe of Perque Integrative Health has pointed out two articles in the recent scientific literature that describe the role of vitamin C and weight loss. The first is attributed to Vitamin C’s production of carnitine in the body. Carnitine is an amino acid that aids in fat transportation and metabolism. The second showed that individuals with high vitamin C status are much more efficient at oxidizing fat with exercise. Thus those low in vitamin C have much more difficulty burning off fat.