Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin essential for maintaining a healthy immune system and optimal overall health. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that works to protect our bodies from free radical damage and is involved in the growth of our bones, tendons, ligaments, and skin. Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron from food, assists with collagen production within the body, and provides support during illness or stress.

Health Claims:

  • Contributes to iron absorption from food
  • Necessary for normal connective tissue structure and function
  • Necessary for normal blood vessel structure and function
  • Contributes to cell protection from free radical damage
  • Necessary for normal neurological function
  • Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal structure of cartilage and bones
  • Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin
  • Contributes to normal energy metabolism
  • Contributes to normal psychological function
  • Contributes to the normal immune system function
  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Natural Sources: Guavas, kiwifruit, capsicum, strawberries, oranges, papaya, broccoli, tomatoes, snow peas, kale, silver beet, kumara.

Formulated with integrity

The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Padayatty SJ, Levine M. Vitamin C: the known and the unknown and Goldilocks. Oral Dis. 2016 Sep;22(6):463-93. doi: 10.1111/odi.12446. Epub 2016 Apr 14. PMID: 26808119; PMCID: PMC4959991.

Tardy AL, Pouteau E, Marquez D, Yilmaz C, Scholey A. Vitamins and Minerals for Energy, Fatigue and Cognition: A Narrative Review of the Biochemical and Clinical Evidence. Nutrients. 2020 Jan 16;12(1):228. doi: 10.3390/nu12010228. PMID: 31963141; PMCID: PMC7019700.

Pullar JM, Carr AC, Vissers MCM. The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Nutrients. 2017 Aug 12;9(8):866. doi: 10.3390/nu9080866. PMID: 28805671; PMCID: PMC5579659.

Further Reading

7 Impressive Ways Vitamin C Benefits Your Body

Written by Ryan Raman, MS, RD. Medically reviewed by Atli Arnarson BSc, PhD.

February 18, 2020

The Health Benefits of Vitamin C

By Cathy Wong and Richard N. Fogoros, MD

May 18, 2020

Vitamin C

Harvard Health Publishing Staff

March 14, 2021