Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
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. It plays a vital role in growing and repairing tissues, bones and teeth. It also makes collagen, which is needed for healthy skin, cartilage, and ligaments. Vitamin C is also an excellent antioxidant which helps reduce damage caused by free radicles in the body. These free radicles are partly responsible for the ageing process and some diseases. Vitamin C is present in 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
At Evergreen Healthfoods we stock an extensive range of vitamin C supplements; they are available to buy on their own and in multivitamins. We stock vitamin C in many different forms, including sprays, liquids, tablets and capsules and in many strengths and for all age groups. For more information, take a look at our extensive range of products.