Vitamin C is an antioxidant, essential for the maintenance of healthy cells and blood vessels.  It can improve resistance to colds, flu and infections, and help neutralise damaging free radicals.  Vitamin C promotes wound healing, and helps in the formation of collagen, essential for healthy skin, gums and joints.  Zinc provides support for the immune system and can help the body to rid itself of toxins.  It is essential for fertility and can help with symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps. Vitamin C helps with the absorption of Zinc and as they are unable to be stored in the body, a daily dose is essential.  Taken together, Vitamin C and Zinc provide a powerful boost for the immune system and may help lower the risk of age related eye disease, particularly Macular Degeneration.