Oranges, plums, acerola cherries, strawberries, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, snow peas, kale
Our bodies need Vitamin C to produce collagen, a protein that helps wounds heal.
Especially Important For
People managing the common cold*, cancer and cancer treatments*, cardiovascular disease*, age-related macular degeneration (AMD)*, and cataracts*
Blood pressure reducer*
Iron absorption booster*
Weight loss promoter*
Healthy skin promoter*
Healthy hair promoter*
Why it's important for immunity
Free radicals are unstable molecules that form when our bodies convert food into energy. We are also exposed to free radicals from cigarettes, air pollution, UV sunlight, and other environmental hazards. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect our cells from harm caused by free radicals. It’s one of the best nutrients for helping fight off infections and giving our immune systems a boost when we need it most.
Evidence-based claims, or bust
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES
The epigenetic role of vitamin C in health and disease.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Vitamin C Fact Sheet for Consumers.
HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Vitamin C and Health.
AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION
Diet and Nutrition.
U.S. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure.