Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a vital element in the body as it's necessary for the growth and repair of tissues. Since it's a water-soluble vitamin, our body uses what it needs and rids itself of the remainder. We can't make or store Vitamin C, so we need a constant supply for overall health.1 It's needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body and used to form protein to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels; heal wounds; and repair and maintain cartilage, bones and teeth.2
While eating citrus fruits and vegetables is the best way to get the daily recommended amounts of Vitamin C, it would be a very large amount of food that's necessary to reach that amount without supplementation. Nearly every nutritional supplement contains this vitamin and many people take even more to help prevent and treat the common cold. Vitamin C deficiency is what causes scurvy…that plague of the pirates that's responsible for many deaths3…ARGH!
Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining proper immune function as it's one of many antioxidants that block some of the damage caused by free radicals. Some people use vitamin C for depression, thinking problems, dementia, Alzheimer's, physical and mental stress, fatigue, and ADHD.4 The inclusion of Vitamin C in our Interactive Detox DietTM will provide you with the recommended daily dose of this powerful vitamin while ridding your body of toxins that prevent weight loss and proper body functioning.
1. http://www.naturalstandard.com/databases/herbssupplements/all/vitaminc.asp? Retrieved October 17, 2013
2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002404.htm Retrieved October 17, 2013
4. Clarke, R. and Armitage, J. Vitamin supplements and cardiovascular risk: review of the randomized trials of homocysteine-lowering vitamin supplements Semin.Thromb.Hemost. 2000; 26(3):341-348
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homocysteine Retrieved October 17, 2013