Vitamin Q&A: The Best Supplements

By Rovenia Brock, PhD

Posted on | By Rovenia "Dr. Ro" Brock

How important is it that I take vitamin C to support my immune health?

Vitamin C supports a healthy immune system, a common worry in the winter months. Vitamin C supports the body’s defense system by protecting the integrity of cells, and affecting the production and function of white blood cells. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight against free radicals in the body. Free radicals are molecules that can harm your healthy cells and negatively impact the way those cells function in the body.

Vitamin C has other roles in the body as well. It is important for the health of teeth, bones, gums and blood vessels. It also helps the body absorb iron, and helps with wound healing. It is also vital for the production of collagen, which is important for skin health.

What vitamin pairings are the most powerful?

Many vitamins work together to help the body function at its best. For example, vitamin C helps to rejuvenate vitamin E after it neutralizes free radicals. Vitamin C also helps support the absorption of iron. 

Calcium gets a helping hand from vitamin D, which encourages the absorption of calcium into the body and into the bones. 

Taking a multivitamin is a readymade set of vitamin pairing in one easy-to-swallow capsule. One multivitamin a day can help ensure that a full array of essential nutrients are powering your body.

Article written by Rovenia "Dr. Ro" Brock
Nutritionist and Author, Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy