Vitamin C is necessary for the manufacture of collagen, which maintains the structure of the body, ie. tendons, connective tissue, cartilage. It is also necessary for the proper function of the immune system. Its best known role is in the prevention of scurvy. Many studies have confirmed that vitamin C has antioxidant properties and gives us protection against free radicals. Because of its role in cleansing and preventing oxidation, vitamin C is a useful addition in most nutritional therapy cases.
Vitamin E is possibly one of the most extensively researched antioxidants and it possesses a broad spectrum of antioxidant properties. It protects the lipid (fatty) portion of cell membranes, making it an essential nutrient in the prevention of cellular oxidative damage.
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