Increases immune defences, strengthens bone structure
Useful for boosting the immune system, strengthening bone structure, and facilitating wound healing.
Vitamin C plays a decisive role in the healthy functioning of the immune system and in the creation of collagen, which strengthens blood vessels, muscles, skin, and bones.
Among its many useful properties, it acts as a stimulant for the immune system and a deterrent to allergies and colds. It also helps wounds to heal, and fights iron deficiency and cardiovascular diseases.
It has also been suggested that it can combat cancer and various toxins; these theories are being investigated.
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble compound similar to glucose in the form of flavourless crystals, and it is stored in the body’s tissues, especially in the liver and adrenal glands.
It is mainly found in some plants (acerola, dog rose, rocket), vegetables (bell peppers, chili peppers, broccoli, lettuce), and in citrus fruits (kiwi, strawberries, oranges, lemons).
Vitamin C was first isolated at the beginning of the 20th century as a result of studies on foods that were able to cure scurvy, a disease well-known since ancient times which is caused by a Vitamin C deficiency.