C vitamins

What is Vitamin C?
 

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development.

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet.

What is vitamin C good for?

This vitamin also known as ascorbic acid regulates our body and protects it from infections.  The most commonly known benefit is to help our immune system.  Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and allows us to recover from colds quickly.  It also prevents the progression of the cold into a more severe disease like pneumonia.  Scientific studies have proven that Vitamin C reduces many symptoms of colds such as runny noses, coughing, and sore throats.

There are quite a few other Vitamin C benefits too. Vitamin C helps ensure that your blood vessels dilate in a safe manner. This prevents hypertension from occurring.

Another aspect of Vitamin C benefits are its effects on our eyes.  Our eyes are often exposed to UV rays from the sun which is dangerous.  These UV rays often create free radicals in our eyes that can cause eye damage and create cataracts.  However, Vitamin C is an antioxidant which keeps our eyes healthy by counteracting the free radicals.  Daily Vitamin C consumption will ensure that your eyes stay healthy for a long time.

Vitamin C is also a vital nutrient for asthma patients.  Asthma patients often need Vitamin C in larger doses because it acts as an antioxidant in their lungs and air pipes.  This is one of the most underrated Vitamin C benefits.

Vitamin C supplements

There are many vitamins that may help with increasing vitamin C levels in the body. A small selection can be seen below.

 
 
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Biocare AD 206

Supplement designed to help you increase your energy metabolism and reduce tiredness and fatigue. ..

€13.95

Biocare Mixed Ascorbates

Low acidity Vitamin C Mixed Ascorbates with natural fruit extracts.Benefits: Provides a low-a..

€30.25

Biocare Vitamin C 1000

Vitamin C 1000 provides 1000mg of citrus-free magnesium ascorbate (a low-acid form of vitamin C) wit..

€10.25

Biocare Vitamin C 500

Vitamin C 500 provides a bio-available source of vitamin C and magnesium, together with bilberry ext..

€14.25

Biocare Vitamin C Powder

Vitamin C powder contains magnesium ascorbate which is a low-acid form of vitamin C, it is free from..

€11.50

Higher Nature Immune +

This high potency, immune supporting combination provides 1000mg Vitamin C (in two tablets), with Bl..

€6.35

NHP Healthy Woman Support

NHP Healthy Woman Support has all the nutrition's you need for good health, strong immune system, en..

€24.50

NHP Vitamin C Support 1000mg

NHP Vitamin C Support is easily assimilated by the body and allows for maximum absorption and ef..

€16.95

Patrick Holford Brain Food Pack SOLD OUT

Patrick Holford Brain Food Pack

Is designed to help with mental and physical support with optimum levels of vitamins, mine..

€51.95

Patrick Holford Immune C

This is a great all round immune booster. Its high potency formula contains vitamin C, black Eld..

€7.95

Patrick Holford Optimum Nutrition Pack

This pack contains a potent daily supplementation regime providing optimum amounts of vitamins, ..

€39.99

Quest Vitamin C 1000mg Timed Release

Vitamin C is needed for the synthesis of collagen, the main structural component of skin, and the st..

€22.30

Terra Nova B Complex W/Vitamin C Veg Caps

We love the Terra Nova range because their ingredients are both scientifically proven but also for..

€9.80

Terra Nova Vitamin C 250mg Complex Veg Caps

The wisdom of nature helped to create this natural Vitamin C complex.Benefits: Stabilis..

€12.00