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Essential Nutrients ~ Vitamin C

What Does Vitamin C Do?

Vitamin C has many important roles in the body.

It helps make collagen, which helps bind your cells together. In this way, vitamin C helps keep your gums healthy and aids in the healing of cuts and wounds.

It helps your body absorb iron. If you eat foods with vitamin C and iron at the same meal, your body absorbs up to 3 times more iron.

It is a powerful antioxidant. These nutrients help protect your cells from damage that can increase your risk of certain diseases, such as cancer.

It strengthens your immune system. However, research has not shown that high doses of vitamin C will prevent or cure the common cold.






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