However, Vitamin C needs us to play our part! It cannot be stored in the body, so we need to make sure we are including it in our diet every single day. Vitamin C supplements can be very useful, but Sophia believes that nothing beats getting vitamin C than from your diet.
She’s not alone, as the British Nutrition Foundation also says “wherever possible, vitamin and mineral intakes should come from a nutritionally balanced and diverse diet”. Food and drink can contain a whole host of other beneficial nutrients which together with Vitamin C help to make up a balanced and nutritious diet.
But don’t worry, this is easier than you think. And no, you don’t need to eat a million Oranges a day. In fact, the NHS advises adults need 40mg of vitamin C a day and you should be able to get this all from your daily diet.