What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin responsible for many essential functions in the body. Vitamin C’s most notable role is as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants help reduce damage caused by free radicles in the body. These free radicles play a role in the ageing process and many diseases. Vitamin C also plays an important role in growing and repairing tissues, bones and teeth. It also makes collagen, which is needed for healthy skin, cartilage, and ligaments. Vitamin C can be sourced in the diet from many fruits and vegetables, however it is very sensitive to light, air and heat, so you'll get the most vitamin C from fruits and vegetables which are raw or lightly cooked. If enough vitamin C is not consumed with the diet alone deficiency may occur and supplementation may be necessary.
Buying Vitamin C Supplements
Evergreen.ie stock an extensive range of vitamin C supplements from top quality brands including BioCare, Solgar and Terranova. Vitamin C is available on its own in different strengths and is also available in a multivitamin and with other antioxidant supplements. Take a closer look at our extensive range of antioxidant supplements for more information on vitamin C and much more.