Antioxidants are molecules that protect our body from cellular damage and oxidative stress caused by free radicals. 
  • Cell protection

Our cells can be damaged by free radical, which cause them to function poorly and diminish their action. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties protect cells from this oxidative stress [1].

  • Health conditions

Oxidative stress has been researched to increase inflammation and worsen health conditions. Vitamin C works to lower inflammation and reduce disease progressions [2].

  • Immune support

Illness’s and infections are some of the reasons oxidative stress can increase within the body. Vitamin C supports our immunity by aiding the production of white blood cells, and also improving their action. This immune support then also decreases the potential free radical damage [1].

 

Antioxidant references

  1. Carr, A. C., & Maggini, S. (2017). Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients, 9(11):1211. DOI: 10.3390/nu9111211.
  2. Florence, T. M. (1995). The role of free radicals in disease. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology, 23(1), 3-7. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.1995.tb01638.x.