Popular for: immune support, reducing fatigue, skin health, bones & joints, protecting against oxidative stress
Vitamin C’s essential role in health is widely recognised, and perhaps best known for its crucial role in the immune system. Like all nutrients, it plays a number of roles and, since it is a water-soluble nutrient and doesn’t get stored in the body, we need to consume it daily. So why do we often benefit from supplementation when it’s widely found in fruit and vegetables? Not only are nutrient levels in our food declining (few of us eat locally and seasonally and soil nutrient content is depleting) but many of us are not achieving the recommended 5-a-day. All the while our nutrient intake is suboptimal, we’re being exposed to increasing levels of environmental pollutants, and everyday stresses generate higher and higher levels of free radicals in the body, increasing our need for vitamin C to combat oxidative stress. The body’s requirements for this important antioxidant have never been higher.