Vitamin C is provided by many fruits and vegetables, and is a powerful antioxidant that combats infections. Vitamin C helps support the formation of healthy bones, teeth and joints. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties also help prevent infections, boost the immune system by reducing toxins in the body caused by free radicals, and generally help protect the body from long-term illness and infections.
Vitamin C promotes good cardiac health by helping maintain healthy levels of triglyceride, cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. It also helps in the absorption of iron and helps convert food to energy.
Vitamin C deficiency may lead to digestive disorders, periodontal disease, joint ache, bruises, fractures, slow healing of wounds, general weakness and loss of appetite.