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Vitamin C

This test analyses vitamin C levels.  As humans, we cannot make our own vitamin C and must get it from our diet. It is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells against inflammation and damage by harmful molecules called free radicals.  Vitamin C is needed for strong immunity, energy, wound healing, healthy vision, and coping with stress, and it is essential to eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin C to maintain your body’s requirements.  Good options include watercress, berries, kiwi fruit, citrus fruit, broccoli, peas, parsley, and peppers. Vitamin C is water soluble and any that is left unused by the body is excreted in urine.  This frequently happens when taking a multivitamin or a vitamin C supplement.

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