By Nutri People
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, which helps protect against harmful excess free radicals and nitrosamines, and protects vitamins A and E from oxidation (going rancid). Deficiency causes scurvy. Vitamin C converts folic acid to its active form and prevents folic acid from going off in food. It also helps selenium be more useable. Vitamin C enhances iron absorption and promotes iron storage. It supports adrenal and liver functions, collagen formation and balanced cholesterol levels and blood pressure. It is important for a healthy immune system and heart, and for healthy arteries, veins, gums, joints, bones and skin. Illness, stress, smoking, the Pill, ageing, light, oxygen, food preparation, storage and cooking deplete levels. Added to skin gels, creams and lotions, Vitamin C helps preserve and gives antioxidant protection.
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