Vitamin C

Learn Benefits of Vitamin C - Functions in the body

One of the most significant functions of vitamin C is the formation of collagen, a protein substance that cements the cell together. Failure to synthesise collagen results in delayed healing of wounds.

Ascorbic acid enhances the absorption of iron. It is needed for buoyant health, vitality and endurance. It ensures a clear skin, a fresh complexion and healthy gums and teeth. It is involved in the vital functions of all glands and organs. This vitamin is also necessary for maintenance of bones and proper functioning of the adrenal and thyroid glands. It promotes healing and protects against all forms of stress - physical and mental. It also provides protection against the harmful effects of toxic chemicals in the environment, food, and water, and counterats the toxic effects of drugs.

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