Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient and powerful anti-oxidant.
Its primary function is to maintain the bodies’ collagen proteins which are an integral component of skin, ligaments, bones and the sclera of the eye. Its also plays a role in wound healing, prevention of haemorrhaging, and also helps with fighting infections.
The RDA for Vitamin C is 45mg for adults, however many researchers advocate 500-2000mg a day which has been shown to lower heart disease risk by up to 35% and reduced rates of cataracts. Excess Vitamin C is excreted in urine, so you can’t take too much. Vitamin C is present in most fresh fruits and veges, so eat up!