The human body is able to store most vitamins for use when needed, but it is unable to store vitamin C. Vitamin C must be eaten when needed and you need it every day.
Without vitamin C you can suffer from many symptoms of ill health, but the worst is a condition known as scurvy. Scurvy is the break down of tissues, evidenced by bleeding gums and other oral problems. It is also believed that vitamin C boosts the immune system.
Storing vitamins, especially C, is absolutely necessary if you are surviving on your pantry stores. Vitamins must be stored in a cool, dark, dry place. Watch the expiration dates, be sure to use them before they expire.
Vitamin C tablets can also be smashed and used to keep sliced fruit fresh. Soak the fruit slices in water with one vitamin C tablet dissolved in it. They will not turn brown and fade.
Add a few bottles of Vitamin C to your pantry shelves for good health and food preservation.