Vitamin C | 60mg | 100%DV
Vitamin C, or Ascorbic acid, is one of the most effective and safest nutrients. The human body doesn’t have the capacity to generate Vitamin C. Therefore, it needs to be received through food and other supplements. Vitamin C is needed for normal growth and development. It is water-soluble, meaning it dissolves in water – and leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need an ongoing supply in your diet.
It is a powerful antioxidant for the synthesis of collagen, which helps to make blood vessels and body muscles strong.
Health benefits include the treatment of the common cold, boosting the immune system, lowering hyper tension, treating cataracts, treatment of cancer, combating stroke, maintain elasticity of the skin, the healing of wounds, and controlling the symptoms of asthma.
Side effects/Cautions: Because the body cannot store this vitamin, serious side effects from too much vitamin C are very rare. However, amounts greater than 2,000 mg/day are not recommended. Doses this high can lead to stomach upset and diarrhea.