Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin found in various foods and is sold as a dietary health supplement. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and a strong Antioxidant that may reduce the risk of certain diseases.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM TAKING VITAMIN C
• Heart disease patients
• The elderly
• Immune suppressed patients
• Cold & flu patients
Contributes to normal function of the blood vessels.
EFFECTS ON CELLS AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS Contributes to:
normal energy yielding metabolism protection of cells from oxidative stress.
EYES AND EYESIGHT
Protects the eye from oxidative damage.
Contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
METABOLIC HEALTH BENEFITS
Contribute to normal energy yielding metabolism.
Helps connective tissue formation, Collagen formation of the bones and cartilages.
Contributes to normal function of the nervous system.
Contributes to wound healing.
Contributes to normal collagen formation.
Contributes to normal collagen formation. Protection of cells from oxidative stress.
WHY SHOULD WE SUPPLEMENT?
One of the main reasons people take Vitamin C supplements is to boost their immunity. Vitamin C is involved in many parts of the immune system. Second, vitamin C helps white blood cells function
more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules, such as free radicals.
Vitamin C is necessary for collagen formation, wound healing and the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.