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Vitamin C Gets An 'A' For Heart Health

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Even if vitamin C tablets don't stop you getting that nasty cold, they could help you avoid something far more menacing. Researchers have found that vitamin C supplements appear to lower your risk for coronary heart disease.

Vitamin C is the main water-soluble antioxidant in our bloodstream that's thought to have a protective role against hardening of the arteries and heart disease by stopping the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

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