Solgar Vitamin C like all vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin essential to the body's health and is especially important for maintaining healthy skin. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin.Unlike most other animals, humans cannot make their own vitamin C. With vitamin C being part of more than 300 bodily functions, life itself depends on daily replenishment. Its primary function is to maintain collagen, a protein necessary for the formation of skin, ligaments, bones and teeth, and for the strength of blood vessel walls. In addition, vitamin C plays an important part in the absorption of iron, which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells. It also plays a role in the utilization of folic acid, one of the B-complex vitamins.It is well noted that vitamin C is destroyed by food preparation more than any other nutrient. It is also well known that the body does not store vitamin C, but tends to excrete excess amounts.Solgar Vitamin C 500 mg VegicapsSolgar Vitamin C 500 mg is sugar, salt and starch free. Solgar Vitamin C 500 mg Suitable for VegansEach capsule of Solgar Vitamin C 500 mg provides:Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) 500 mgEncapsulated with these natural ingredients: vegetable powdered cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, vegetable stearic acid, silica.Capsule shell: vegetable cellulose, vegetable glycerin and water.Solgar Vitamin C 500 mg available in bottles of 100 capsulesSolgar Vitamin C 500mg is a food supplement for adults. Solgar recommends one (1) vegicap of Vitamin C 500 mg daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, consult your health practitioner before taking Solgar Vitamin C 500 mg.