Vitamin C is one of nature?s most important antioxidants. Every day, researchers find new indications for vitamin C as a major factor of good health. It has antioxidant benefits and promotes healthy gums and capillaries due to bioflavonoids. It is vital to the body for the production of collagen - a connective material in body tissues, and it helps absorb iron. The human body does not manufacture or store vitamin C. It is used up rapidly at times of stress, excitement, physical activity and even extreme temperature changes. Getting the suggested 200mg to 1,000mg a day from food is not enoguh. One 8oz glass of orange juice from concentrate has only 100mg of Vitamin C.