Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant; with important roles in connective tissue; bone and skin health; immune function; and cardiovascular health. Vitamin C; also known as ascorbic acid; is a water-soluble vitamin needed by the body for many vital metabolic reactions. Vitamin C is needed as a coenzyme for many metabolic pathways. It is also necessary to convert folic acid into its active form; and helps the body absorb iron. This formula combines Vitamin C with rose hips (a natural form of bioflavonoids) in order to enhance absorption.