Vitamin C Supplements

It is sometimes necessary to supplement your diet in order to make sure you are getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals. One of the most well-known and important vitamins, Vitamin C is one of the most popular dietary supplements. We offer a range of Vitamin C supplements that can help you to achieve the recommended daily quantities.

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Functions of Vitamin C

What Is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient, found in a wide variety of foods and supplements. It is commonly known as a treatment and preventative of scurvy, however Vitamin C offers a multitude of other health benefits.

What does Vitamin C do?

This vital vitamin does all sorts of wonderful things, and we need it to remain healthy. Some of the benefits of Vitamin C are:

  • Assisting in the production of collagen, a vital component in all connective tissues;
  • Helps to protect cells and keep them healthy;
  • Keeping skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage healthy;
  • Acts as an antioxidant;
  • Helps with tissue repair and wound healing;
  • Helps to reduce damage from inflammation;
  • Protects the body from oxidative stress;
  • Enhances iron absorption;
  • Vitamin C may also help to prevent acute respiratory infections, treat cancer and protect against heart disease and high blood pressure.

Where Can You Get Vitamin C?

Vitamin C foods include:

  • Citrus fruits;
  • Orange juice;
  • Red and green capsicums;
  • Strawberries;
  • Blackcurrants;
  • Broccoli;
  • Spinach;
  • Brussels sprouts;
  • Potatoes.

Unprocessed or raw foods have the most Vitamin C.

As Vitamin C is available in a wide selection of food, most people can meet their daily recommended quantities through their diet. However, some people may need Vitamin C supplements to achieve the best levels.

Who should take Vitamin C supplements?

If you are not getting enough Vitamin C in your diet, then it is worth considering a daily supplement, available in both topical forms such as a serum, and orally in tablet or capsule form.

Certain groups of people are more likely to lack Vitamin C, including:

  • Smokers or passive smokers;
  • Those with limited or restrictive diets;
  • People with some chronic diseases;
  • Those with malabsorption;
  • Infants that are given unsupplemented cow's milk.

Vitamin C deficiency

As Vitamin C can be found in a range of foods, most people in developed countries will not have a deficiency.

However, the following symptoms may indicate a Vitamin C deficiency:

  • Painful, swollen joints;
  • Bleeding gums;
  • Fatigue;
  • Poor mood;
  • Easy bruising;
  • Weight gain.

How much Vitamin C do you need per day?

The recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C depends on your age and sex. The NHS states that adults aged between 19 and 64 need 40mg of Vitamin C a day, every day.

Browse our range of Vitamin C supplements, including multi-vitamins containing Vitamin C, Vitamin C capsules and topical crème.