Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It forms an important protein required to regenerate skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. It helps heal wounds and maintains cartilage, bones, and teeth. Vitamin C is one of the many antioxidants and reduce the damage caused by free radicals. The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process and could play a role in cancer, heart disease, and conditions like arthritis. Our body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store vitamin C. It is therefore important to include plenty of vitamin C rich foods in your daily diet. The concentration of vitamin C in seabuckthorn is higher than in black currants, oranges, kiwi, and other plants. Vitamin C in seabuckthorn is also retained well after processing, due to the presence of organic acids within the berries which do not contain the distributing enzyme - ascorbate.