I never knew how important vitamin C is until I came across an article about this vitamin in the Nexus mag. September/October 2018 issue . The Article ; Modern-Day Scurvy , Vitamin C and Burns . " High-dose sodium ascorbate has great potential in the prevention of sub-clinical scurvy and infection , and in the treatment of burns ." ( sodium ascorbate form of vitamin C is the non-acidic form of Vitamin C , hence easier on the digestive system ) Article by Viera Scheibner , PhD . Which after reading the article lead me to a hmmm....thought , just how important is vitamin C to the whole body ? Well it turns out that Vitamin C's Role in the Body. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues.