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Vitamin C - It's Not Just For Cold Prevention

Vitamin C has long been touted for its abilities to ward off sickness and as a cure for the common cold. It has many other benefits as well, including the ability to curb gum disease and heart diseases. 
Vitamin C acts as an anti-inflammatory and ultimately builds connective tissue with collagen. Sailors knew of the benefits of Vitamin C and would rub limes on their gums to prevent bleeding while on long voyages.
While the best way to get Vitamin C into your system is by eating an assortment of fruits and vegetables, sometimes that just isn't possible.  Alternative ways to reach or exceed the recommended daily value of Vitamin C are to purchase powders, pills and even chewing gum to help you get your Vitamin C fix. 
You will be helping to prevent gum disease, heart disease and boosting your immune system all at the same time. What a wonderful multi-tasking vitamin.