A key nutrient that the body needs to fight infection, heal wounds, and keep tissues healthy, including the blood vessels, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bones, muscle, skin, teeth, and gums. It is an antioxidant that helps prevent tissue damage caused by free radicals. The body does not make or store vitamin C, so it must be taken in every day. It is found in many fruits and vegetables, especially green peppers, citrus, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, leafy greens, potatoes, and cantaloupe. Also called ascorbic acid.
An anti-oxidant that works well in combination with Vitamin A and Vitamin E. Stress increases the need for Vitamin C. Aids in decreased wound healing time, regulates the formation and maintenance of intercellular cement and collagen (a supportive protein that helps bind up wounds). The structural integrity of every tissue and organ is dependent on Vitamin C. Supports healthy capillaries and gums.