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C VITAMINS

Vitamin C has several functions and health benefits. Vitamin C is well-known for its superior antioxidant power and is the leading vitamin for immune support. Vitamin C is involved in collagen formation, which Vitamin C is well-known for its superior antioxidant power and is the leading vitamin for immune support. Vitamin C is involved in collagen formation, which is important for healthy nails, skin and hair. Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin essential to the body's health and is especially important for maintaining healthy skin. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike other animals, humans cannot make their own vitamin C. Because of the many roles that vitamin C plays in the human body, good health depends on upon its daily replenishment. Its primary function is to maintain collagen, a protein necessary for the formation of skin, ligaments, bones and teeth and for the strength of blood vessel walls. In addition vitamin C plays an important part in the absorption of iron - a mineral necessary for the formation of red blood cells. It also plays a role in the utilisation of folic acid in the body. It is well documented that vitamin C is destroyed by food preparation more than any other nutrient. It is also well known that the body does not store vitamin C, but excretes any excessive intake. Most people consider citrus fruits to be the best source of vitamin C, however some vegetables contain even higher concentrations. The vegetables richest in this vitamin include red sweet peppers, broccoli, kale, parsley, cabbage and brussel sprouts. Berries and most other fruits are also rich sources. Solgar offers one of the widest selections of high quality vitamin C product ranges in both capsule and tablet forms.

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