The Benefits of Vitamin C
Infection - studies have shown that vitamin C levels become depleted during the course of infection.
Convalescence - following surgery or fractures vitamin C has been shown to help the healing process.
Teeth and Gums - as well as being required for healthy teeth and gums it has been shown to result in rapid healing of gums when taken before and after extractions.
Anaemia - vitamin C is very important in iron metabolism and consequently anaemia treatment.
Haemorrhagic disorders - vitamin C may help to strengthen fragile capillaries, especially in conjunction with bioflavonoids.
Osteoarthritis - has been shown to benefit sufferers probably due to its collagen formation role, plus, it has been shown to relieve the pain and stiffness.
Collagen formation - Vitamin C plays a primary role in collagen formation which is required for the growth and repair of body tissue cells, gums, blood vessels, bones and teeth.
Iron absorption - helps the body absorb iron.
Antioxidant - transfers radical vitamin E back to its protective form.
Contra-indications / Precautions
Vitamin C supplementation is not advisable for people who suffer from renal stones.