Why it is needed
Vital to collagen formation, the connective substance in all cells. As an antioxidant, it helps defend cells from the effects of smoke, pollution and other highly reactive substances called free radicals. Helps in healing, in production of red blood cells, preventing hemorrhaging and in fighting bacterial infections. It's need is increased by physical stress.
Where it is found
Fresh fruits (especially citrus) and berries, green vegetables, onions, tomatoes, radishes and rose hips.
What it is most effective with
All vitamins and minerals, calcium, magnesium.
Promotes healthy cell developement, wound healing, and resistance to infections. Serves as an antioxidant and may help protect against certain cancers, cataracts and heart disease.