An essential micronutrient and potent antioxidant.
It supports epithelial barrier function against pathogens and promotes the oxidant scavenging activity of the skin, thereby potentially protecting against environmental oxidative stress.
Supplementation with vitamin C appears to be able to both prevent and treat respiratory infections.
Synergies Vitamin C + Iron
We don't absorb 100 percent of the iron in food, especially non-heme iron from plant foods. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) acts as a catalyst to help our bodies absorb iron better from food and from supplements. This is important because iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to every cell in your body. Without enough iron and oxygen, you're likely to feel tired, your immune system's ability to fight off infections will take a hit and your brain function may not be as sharp as it could or should be.
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