Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin that has a wide range of functions in the human body, with its primary function being a excellent antioxidant . We also add bioflavonoids as they enhance the action of Vitamin C and for this reason they should be taken together. Our high strength (1000mg) tablets are ideal for anyone wanting to supplement with Vitamin C. One of vitamin C’s most important functions is acting as an antioxidant, protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage. When LDL is damaged the cholesterol appears to lead to heart disease, but vitamin C acts as an important antioxidant protector of LDL. The antioxidant properties also protect smokers from the harmful effects of free radicals. Vitamin C has lots of other additional functions. It is needed to make collagen, a substance that strengthens many parts of the body, such as muscles and blood vessels. It also plays an important role in healing and as an anti-histamine. Vitamin C also aids in the formation of liver bile which helps to detoxify alcohol and other substances. Evidence indicates that vitamin C levels in the eye decrease with age and that vitamin C supplements prevent this decrease, lowering the risk of developing cataracts. Please note that the labelling on this product is provided in English as a minimum. French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Finnish may also be present on a product by product basis.