Vitamin C

Vitamin C (known as ascorbic acid) works as an antioxidant to protect our bodies from free radical damage, and is also involved in the growth of our bones, tendons, ligaments and skin and increases the absorption of iron from our foods (particularly from vegetarian sources). How much vitamin C we need depends on where we are in our life cycle, but to see the daily recommended dosages refer here

As winter approaches some people believe that a higher dose is required to boost protection against the dreaded lurgies and support immunity all year round.