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The lowdown on vitamin C

Vitamin C is the body’s primary water-soluble antioxidant and the most widely used supplement. It helps to fight damage in our body cells caused by free radicals, protecting us against infection and other diseases. Most commonly, vitamin C is used for immune health, notably helping to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold.

Vitamin C helps strengthen the capillaries and the formation of collagen, a key component of our skin. It also has a role in the healing of wounds and bruises, in strengthening ligaments and tendons and increasing the absorption of iron.

Most forms of vitamin C have similar absorption rates, choose one that is timed release so that it is gradually released into the system throughout the day and take 1000mg once daily for best results. Ask in store for the best option suited to you.