ABCs of Good Health

An introduction to Vitamin C

An introduction to Vitamin C

An introduction to Vitamin C

When you’ve got a cold, the best thing to do is stock up on vitamin C, right? Kind of. By then, it’s already too late, but that’s not to say that vitamin C doesn’t play an important role in warding off the common cold. We need vitamin C year-round, to prevent us from getting a cold in the first place, and that’s not the only thing this amazing supplement is good for, either.

Vitamin C will help to bolster your immune system and keep you cold-free, and it’ll contribute to keeping your energy levels up and stable, as well as keeping your skin clear, and your teeth and bones healthy.

British sailors used to carry citrus fruits on long voyages, to stop them getting scurvy – a disease which results from a lack of vitamin C. It’s why we were so often referred to by the Australians as Limeys.

Why doesn’t vitamin C cure my cold?

It’s a bit of a misunderstanding that vitamin C is some kind of miracle cure for the common cold. Vitamin C is a vitamin, right? The common cold is caused by a virus. Once the virus has taken hold inside your body, there’s little that extra vitamin C can do to flush it out.

Vitamin C is important before a cold hits. Vitamin C will help to bolster your immune system, making it stronger, and better-equipped to deal with the cold virus.

What is vitamin C good for?

  • Immune system protection
  • Healthy skin
  • Healthy bones and teeth
  • Stable energy levels

Vitamin C is also known as:

Ascorbic acid

When and how much should I take?

We recommend 1-2 tablets a day. Best taken with food.