Vitamin C
Vitamin C, sometimes called ascorbic acid, is possibly the most well known of all the vitamins.;
It first came to the publics attention in the 1960’s, when Linus Pauling was researching it’s effect on the common cold. Vitamin C has been in the limelight ever since.

How Vitamin C helps

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Helps slow the aging process
  • Helps prevent heart disease
  • Helps prevent cancer
  • Essential for healthy teeth, gums and bones
  • Helps heal wounds, scar tissue and fractures
  • Helps fight infection by building antibodies
  • Helps prevent fatigue
  • Reduces symptoms and shortens duration of the common cold
  • Strengthens blood vessels
  • Increases the absorption of iron.
  • Strengthens all connective tissue
  • Reduces allergic reactions by lowering histamine in the bloodstream
  • Protects against pollution

Symptoms of deficiency may include
Soft and bleeding gums, tooth decay, slow-healing of wounds and fractures, bruising, nosebleeds, loss of appetite, muscular weakness, skin hemorrhages, capillary weakness, anemia

Natural food sources
Citrus fruits, berries, green vegetables, broccoli, sweet peppers, tomatoes, onions, cantaloupe, mangos, strawberries, pineapple


  • Vitamin C is easily destroyed by cooking and food processing.
  • Smoking and taking alcohol may reduce your bodies vitamin C levels. Some nutritionists suggest smokers take a daily supplement of 500 mg of Vitamin C.
  • Some research has found that oral contraceptives, aspirin and analgesics may reduce blood levels of Vitamin C

Disclaimer: The information presented is for information purposes only. It is based on scientific studies or traditional usage. Consult a health care professional before using supplements or making any changes in prescribed medications. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease