Why vitamin C is important

Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is an essential vitamin that plays a key role in supporting your all-round health and wellness. This vitamin is most well-known for supporting your immune system, but it also supports energy release and iron absorption. Vitamin C is most commonly found in citrus fruits like oranges.

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How vitamin C helps the body

  • Immunity – it helps to support your immune system
  • Energy – it helps to support energy release and reduce tiredness and fatigue
  • Skin, bones and teeth – it contributes to the formation of collagen for the normal function of skin, bones and teeth
  • Iron absorption – it helps your body to absorb iron
  • Antioxidant – it helps to protect cells from oxidative stress

Where vitamin C is found

The most common sources of vitamin C are vegetables and fruits, especially citrus fruits. Some fruits that are good sources of vitamin C are guava, blackcurrant, lemon, strawberry, oranges and kiwi. Some vegetables that are good sources of vitamin C are peppers, kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

What is the recommended daily dose for vitamin C?

80mg NRV is the amount of vitamin C an adult needs per day.

Vitamin C cannot be stored by or produced by the body, which means you need to get it regularly. You should be able to get all the vitamin C you need from a healthy and balanced diet.

You can also find Vitamin C in all Berocca products, including Berocca Immuno. Berocca Immuno is our most advanced formula for immune support, containing 10 immune vitamins and minerals including vitamins C, D, A, B6, B9 & B12, and minerals zinc, copper, iron & selenium, which all support your immune system and vitamin E an antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxidative stress.


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