Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It helps form collagen which is an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is also involved in wound healing and the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth.
Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are produced during normal metabolism as well as when exposed to environmental factors. It is therefore important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in your daily diet. The addition of rose hips, a natural source of bioflavonoids, enhances the absorption of Vitamin C.