Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop naturally. Vitamins are involved in processes such as energy metabolism and the repair of your cells and tissues. While there are 13 vitamins, only some of them have antioxidant functions. The antioxidant vitamins are vitamins A, C, D, E, and folic acid.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is used to support our immune system, increase resistance to infection, speed wound healing, reduce allergy symptoms and protect against a wide range of diseases. Vitamin C helps our body to heal itself. Vitamin C counteracts the damage of free radicals slowing down the aging process. Vitamin C has positive effects on age-related vision loss/blindness. Vitamin C also reduces the effects of aging on the skin, as it is essential for collagen synthesis, an important structural component of your bones, blood vessels, tendons, and ligaments. Vitamin C helps prevent damage of tissues and cells caused by free radicals and thus protects against heart disease and stroke. Vitamin C also slows cognitive decline as it reduces oxidative stress, which plays a central role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases.