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Vitamin C is  used by our bodies for wound healing, repairing & keeping our bones and teeth healthy, and helps the body  absorb iron. Most animal have the ability to internally produce vitamin C, however Guinea pigs, primates and humans cannot and therefore need to get their vitamin C externally from food.

Vitamin C is responsible for a number of functions in the human body as well as acting as an essential cofactor in enzymatic reactions. It is involved in the body’s production of collagen, carnitine (helps body turn fat into energy), and catecholamines (hormones created by the adrenal glands).

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant helping to prevent damage caused by free radicals, which accelerate aging as well as contributing to disease.

It’s is through the antioxidant effect that it’s thought vitamin C may play a role in protecting heart health.

Vitamin C is one of the most well-established traditional antioxidants we know of, and its potent health benefits have been clearly demonstrated over time, especially for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

A perfect example of the healing power of this antioxidant vitamin is the  case of Allan Smith, who contracted a serious case of swine flu, and was brought back from the brink of death using a combination of IV and oral vitamin C therapy.

The top 10 vitamin C rich foods are: Oranges, red capsicums, Kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Strawberries, Grapefruit, Guava, kiwi and green peppers.