A Very Busy Vitamin!
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It protects cells against damage from potentially harmful free radicals. Vitamin C supports the normal health of the cardiovascular system, age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, and other chronic conditions.Vitamin C is also essential for the formation, growth, and repair of bone, skin (burns and wounds), and connective tissue. It helps the body absorb iron, which is needed to make red blood cells. Vitamin C is critical for nerve and brain cell protection as the protective sheaths that surround these cells are almost entirely composed of vitamin C. The brain requires one hundred times more vitamin C than the rest of the body.
Not only does Vitamin C help maintain healthy teeth and gums but is also needed to make collagen, the "glue" that strengthens connective tissue, such as tendons, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels. Collagen is a key structural protein of the skin. As people age, the amount of collagen in the skin dramatically decreases, causing wrinkles and aging.
Vitamin C plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels, it aids in the formation of liver bile, and supports the liver to detoxify alcohol and other substances. Vitamin C with Vitamin D is also needed to help retain bone density as we age.
The Power of Prevention
A delicious daily supplement for the whole family! Ephraim Health’s Vitamin C is a powder with a pleasant lemon flavour. It can be taken on a spoon, sprinkled on food or in a glass of water to make a refreshing drink.
Only half a teaspoon daily is the easiest way to ensure your family’s intake of essential Vitamin C.
Always read the label and take only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.