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Why is Vitamin C Important for Health & Immunity
Vitamins and Supplements FAQs • August 30, 2011

Question: Why is Vitamin C Important for Health & Immunity?

In regard to supplementation, Vitamin C has been one of the most popular dietary supplements since the 1970s for overall health and immune system support. Vitamin C is essential for good health, but because it is water soluble, your body is not able to store it. This means it's up to you to provide adequate amounts of Vitamin C for your body to function at peak performance. As for your immune system, Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant, providing the free radical fighting benefits that play an important part in the body's natural defense mechanism. While numerous studies have been conducted on Vitamin C, the results have been somewhat mixed as to its effects on boosting the immune system. Regardless, Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for a healthy body, and the potential benefits to the immune system should not be overlooked. Though many people choose to supplement their diets with a Vitamin C product, don't forget that fruits and vegetables are loaded with this important nutrient.

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