If Vitamin C was still at school, it’d be the top of the class in every subject, the captain of the athletics team and the one everyone swooned over in the end of term disco. Here’s why we add it…
For starters, it keeps your skin healthy and helps your wounds heal better, like you’re in the X-Men.
Next, it’s full of antioxidants, which attack compounds inside your body called “free radicals”. They might sound like an 80s band, but these pesky little things can cause inflammation. Vitamin C stops that happening.
And when you’ve got any kind of infection, it acts like a traffic cop inside your body, directing immune cells called neutrophils to go and destroy the bacteria. POW!
Where’s Vitamin C found?
It’s in loads of really tasty fruits and veggies like oranges, strawberries, and peppers. And in some not-so-nice ones too. Cough, brussels sprouts, cough. One of the only downsides is that it dissolves in water, so your body can’t store it for very long on its own. This means you need to keep topping up throughout the day.