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What is Vitamin C?
Ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin required for the production of collagen - the protein in connective tissue. It also helps the body absorb iron from plant sources.

Vitamin C is not stored in the body and deficiency can lead to the once common disease Scurvy, which causes lack of energy, inflammation of gums, tooth decay and bleeding problems.

In the 18th century, the disease was prevalent amongst the crew of British Navy Ships. James Lind discovered that the juice of lemons could cure this disease, following this discovery, the ships would carry limes for the sailors to consume, hence the term "Limey" given to

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, in protected the body against free radicals it helps protect against cancers, heart disease, stress. Vitamin C is also part of the cellular chemistry that provides energy and is essential for sperm production, and for making the collagen protein involved in the building and health of cartilage, joints, skin, and blood vessels.

Vitamin C helps in maintaining a healthy immune system, it aids in neutralising pollutants, is needed for antibody production, acts to increase the absorption of nutrients (including iron) in the gut, and thins the blood.

Absorption and Metabolism
Ascorbic acid is readily absorbed from the intestine. It is used by the body in about two hours and then usually out of the blood within three to four hours.

Natural Sources of Vitamin C

The best-known sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, i.e.
Good vegetable sources include:
red and green peppers,
brussels sprouts,
dark leafy greens, and

Vitamin C Requirements
The current (1989) recommended daily allowance (RDA) for an adult is 60 milligrams per day.

60mg per day is based on the amount of vitamin C needed to prevent clinical scurvy and provide body stores sufficient to prevent scurvy for around 30 days, plus "a margin of safety"

As vitamin C is not stored appreciably in our body and excess amounts are eliminated rapidly, toxicity is unlikely. Overuse of vitamin C can result in Diarrhea, burning with urination, nausea, skin sensitivities etc. There is also some concern that high intake may cause kidney stones.

Required by the immune system for optimum functioning, Helping to prevent infections such as colds. Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin of unstable nature, which means it must be replenished daily.

Vitamin C is a powerful Antioxidant and is essential to help maintain a healthy body

Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate), Sucrose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Natural Flavour: Orange, Vanilla, Natural Colour: Beta Carotene, Magnesium Stearate.

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