You know the substance. In fact, you not only have taken it, it was probably the very first one you took. It prevents colds and elevates the immune system. It help healing and aid in anti-aging processes. It is easy to get, inexpensive and rather tasty in its natural form.

Now the University of Arizona has found that taking it can elevate energy reserves and boost performance.

The substance?

Good old Vitamin C.

In a unique study, researchers studied overweight adults who wanted to exercise to reduce body fat and slim their waistline. Those who added Vitamin C into their nutrition plan, found it 10-13% easier to train. Fatigue was reduced by a huge percentage as well — 55%!

Adding Vitamin C to the mix will have many benefits for both athletes and those wanting to drop weight.