Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has several important functions1 and contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones and the normal function of cartilage.
Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system and protects DNA, lipids and protein from oxidation. Lack of vitamin C can lead to scurvy. Vitamin C can reduce tiredness and fatigue where vitamin C status is inadequate. It also contributes to normal psychological function and regenerates vitamin E in the body.