Vitamin C, is a water-soluble vitamin. Meaning the body does not store it and the only way our bodies get vitamin C, is by the food we eat - citrus fruits, broccoli, and tomatoes.
It's not commonly known for people to be deficient in vitamin C, but there may be a need for a vitamin C supplement. There is no conclusive evidence that taking vitamin C supplements will prevent any of the following conditions. Vitamin C does play a role in protecting against the following:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Common Cold
The best way to take vitamin C supplements is 2 - 3 times daily, with meals depending on the dosage. Adults should take 250 - 500 mg twice a day for any benefit. Consult your doctor before taking more than 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily and before giving vitamin C to a child.