Main functions of Vitamin C:
- Immune stimulation
- “Cement” for connective tissues
- Wound healing
- Teeth and gum health
- Aids iron absorption
- Eye health
The problem with Vitamin C is that it is a very unstable vitamin. Vitamin C is sensitive to heat, light and oxygen. In food it can be partly or completely destroyed by long storage or overcooking. Refrigeration can substantially diminish vitamin C loss in food.
Vitamin C is in most of the multivitamins or can be purchased by itself but what are the standards for those vitamins? There aren't many. When it comes to selecting a good source of vitamin C, only in God I trust. I have bushes full of the vitamin. These are satsuma bushes. I pick fresh fruit in the morning, juice it and drink it immediately. That way I know it hasn't had time to degrade. If you don't grow your own, go to the local farmer's market and get fruits and veggies the local people grow.