Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that provides antioxidant support and contributes to the normal function of the nervous and immune system. Vitamin C is required to produce collagen in our bodies. Collagen is a protein that is important for healthy skin, nails, hair and joints. Vitamin C also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and increases iron absorption.
Because Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin it can only be stored in the body for a certain amount of time before is excreted in the urine. This means that the body does not build up reserves of Vitamin C - it needs to be ingested daily through supplements or diet.
Vitamin C Key Benefits & Functions: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism Contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E Contributes to normal psychological function Vitamin C increases iron absorption Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, cartilage, gums, skin, teeth and bones