How Vitamin C supports an active lifestyle

Vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid) is among the best known vitamins. It is involved in many body functions, including contributing to the normal formation of collagen for the normal function of the skin, bones and teeth, increasing the absorption of iron, supporting the immune system and as an antioxidant, it contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Moreover, vitamin C helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue and helps support energy release to help you stay on top form.

Benefits of vitamin C

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Works as an antioxidant to contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

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Plays a role in the absorption of iron in the body.

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Contributes to the normal formation of collagen for the normal function of skin, bones and teeth.

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Helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue.

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Contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

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Vitamin C contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism.

The human body cannot produce vitamin C so it needs to be provided as part of a healthy and balanced diet. The most common sources of vitamin C are fruits and vegetables (especially citrus fruits). 

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Quote – Vitamin C supplements can help lower the damaging effects of oxidative stress

Food rich in vitamin C:

  •  Fruits (guava, blackcurrant, lemon, strawberry, oranges, kiwi)
  •  Vegetables (peppers, spinach kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts)
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