Vitamin C is essential for strengthening the immune system and for fighting bacterial and viral infections. It is essential for making collagen for keeping skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and blood vessels firm and strong. It is essential for the growth and repair of all tissues in the body. It is essential for wound healing and also needed for bone and teeth strength. It is a powerful antioxidant that aids to remove and detoxify pollutants from the body giving protection against cancer, arthritis and heart disease. It supports cellular and tissue health and helps to neutralize free radical damage that contribute to the aging process and supports brain function. It aids in anti-stress hormone production and converting food into energy supporting metabolism. Deficiency signs of Vitamin C include frequent colds and infections and a lack of energy. It also includes bleeding gums, nosebleeds, easy bruising, slow wound healing and red pimples and acne on the skin. Vitamin C works with other complex B Vitamins to produce energy and with Vitamin E as an antioxidant. As it is a water-soluble vitamin the excess gets removed each day and needs to be replenished again on a daily basis. The chemically-isolated form of Vitamin C is Ascorbic Acid and lacks the essential and natural co-factors to be absorbed into the body.