Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 1,000 mg may help develop teeth, gums and bones, absorb iron, repair connective tissues (softer skin, for the joining of the cells that needs this vitamin to unite), produce collagen (acting as cofactor in the hydroxidation of the amino acids lysine and proline), and the scarring (healing) of wounds. A lack of Vitamin C may cause scurvy (skin and muscular hemorrhage).
As an antioxidant, it neutralizes free radicals, avoiding the harm they may do to the organism. Its antioxidant capacity may also help eliminate toxic substances from the body, like nitrites and nitrates. Its virtue as an antioxidant protects us form cigarette fumes; and, as it improves the immune system, it is may also be used for patients in radium and chemotherapy treatments.