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Vitamin C & Bioflavans
Vitamin C is the most popular of all vitamins, largely because of its effectiveness in fighting infections. It helps strengthen tissues, promotes healing and supports the immune system. A powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from free-radical damage. Vitamin C helps the body absorb other nutrients better, especially iron. It is not stored in the body and needs to be replenished often.
Vitamin C is available in a variety of forms including ascorbic acid. Buffered forms of vitamin C are also popular as they cause less stomach irritation. Bioflavonoids are a group of water soluble nutrients which give many fruits and vegetables their colour. They strengthen capilliaries and possess antiviral properties. Bioflavonoids taken with vitamin C improve its absorption.