IMMUNE SYSTEM Helps to boost the immune system and keep the body healthy Strengthens the tissues in the body related to the ligaments and collagen Helps to relieve and prevent colds If you are coming down with a cold, drink vitamin C right away to help relieve cold symptoms Helps to prevent scurvy Drinking vitamin C every day helps to prevent bleeding gums; this is a result of a vitamin C deficiency that disrupts the normal process of synthesizing collagen. Helps reduce the risk of and protects against cancer Vitamin C serves as a powerful antioxidant that can protect against the damage of cells by free radicals one of the causes of cancer. Helps reduce inflammation from infection Normally, vitamin C gets flushed out of the body within 2-3 hours, so the maintenance of adequate vitamin C levels in the body helps to protect against and treat bacterial and viral infections. Helps lessen the symptoms of allergies Vitamin C helps to fight against allergy-related conditions such as asthma and sinusitis caused by dust particles and pollen, among other things. Helps wounds and burns heal even faster Vitamin C helps to speed up the healing process for incisions by building up cellular walls, which help strengthen the capillaries and reduce inflammation. Helps enhance resistance to heart disease Vitamin C helps to control cholesterol levels in the body, especially when taken along with vitamin E, as it reduces the accumulation of fat on artery walls.