Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble vitamin which means it is easily absorbed from food and any extra that your body does not need is excreted. It is important to make sure your child has a balanced healthy diet as Vitamin C cannot be made by our bodies and so we rely completely on good nutritious food for its supply!
So why do we need it?
Vitamin C promotes good wound healing, acts as an antioxidant, supports a health immune system, helps iron absorption and can help reduce tiredness and weakness. As if that isn’t enough its role in collagen formation means it also helps to maintain blood vessels, bones and cartilage – Vitamin C is a busy vitamin!! Continue reading