Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is needed for a healthy immune system, healthy bones, teeth and gums as well as helping to maintain normal blood fat and cholesterol levels. In addition to being an antioxidant in its own right, vitamin C facilitates the body in recycling other antioxidants such as vitamin E. Vitamin C is one of the fragile water soluble nutrients and our daily requirement for it is higher than for any other water soluble vitamin. Powders are ideal for those who find tablets difficult to swallow or those who require large amounts of this vitamin. This pure powdered form is the most economical way to buy vitamin C. It is also the easiest to use as it can be added to drinks where it is fast dissolving. This product has a refreshing sharp taste similar to fruit acids such as lemons and limes, and is ideally suited for fortifying fruit juices and squashes.