Vitamin C plays many roles in your body. Humans are just one of a few animals that cannot synthesise their own Vitamin C and this makes us completely dependent on diet for our daily intake of this water soluble vitamin. Because it is water souble, Vitamin C cannot be effeciently stored in our body tissues therefore it is essential that we continue to replace what is used up in the normal daily processes. Vitamin C plays an important role in the synthesis of collagen which is essential during growth and for the maintenance of healthy bones, cartilage, skin and connective tissue. It also enhances the absorption of dietary iron, which is necessary to maintain normal blood. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant. Smokers may require additional Vitamin C. This Nature's Own Supplement contains 1000mg of Vitamin C in a tasty, chewable orange flavoured tablet. Studies have shown that 1000mg or more of Vitamin C daily, shorten the duration and severity of symptoms of colds, allergies, hayfever, mild respiratory ailments and infections. Assists tissue repair and wound healing.