Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and a potent antioxidant in blood and cells. The body cannot store vitamin C, which means it must be a standard part of the diet in order to avoid a deficiency.
Vitamin C reduces oxidative stress because it protects human tissue as a free- radical scavenger against various pollutants, superoxide, heavy metals, and chemical substances. It protects the skin against UV damage, prevents hyperpigmentation of the skin, improves skin inflammation and increases collagen fibre.
Vitamin C also aids production and stabilization of collagen synthesis. It also contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage.
Vitamin C also contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E.
Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.
Vitamin C contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Vitamin C Augments functional activity of immune cells and contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise.
Vitamin C assists carnitine, serotonin, and adrenaline production.