Vitamin C is beneficial especially to prevent children from catching common cold and cough. Vitamin C also helps to reduce duration of flu. Apart from that, Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which protects our body cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. It’s also found to decrease Helicobacter pylori bacteria, a risk factor to peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. It’s also plays important roles in formation of collagen, tissue repair, and higher dosage of Vitamin C is required for wound healing. In additional it aids in the absorption of iron.