What is Vitamin C
Vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid – is an essential nutrient and powerful antioxidant that cannot be stored or synthesized in the human body. It's found in fresh fruits and vegetables and plays a key role in immunity, wound healing, iron absorption, and heart health.
Benefits of Vitamin C
- It's a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage
- Enhances the production and function of immune cells
- Encourages optimal iron absorption
- Supports skin health and wound healing by synthesizing collagen, the main structural protein in connective tissue
- Protects the cardiovascular system and prevents oxidation of blood cholesterol
How it Works
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that reduces the risk of chronic disease by scavenging unstable free radical molecules in the body and protecting cells from oxidative damage. It's also an essential cofactor in the synthesis of collagen, the structural protein found abundantly in your skin, ligaments, tendons, bones, blood vessels, muscles, and digestive tract lining. Optimizing your levels of vitamin C strengthens the skin to provide a healthy, youthful glow.
Vitamin C levels in the body are depleted by poor diet, stress, prolonged sun exposure, intense exercise, smoking, and infections. Unfortunately, it can be a struggle to maintain healthy levels by consuming enough vitamin C-rich fresh fruit and vegetables daily. Red flags for low vitamin C may include poor immunity, fatigue, anemia, bruising, and poor wound healing.
Our vitamin C formula offers an easy way to consume more of this important nutrient and improve your immunity and wellbeing! It's made using buffered calcium ascorbate and contains a bioflavonoid complex for efficient vitamin C absorption and activity.
This popular immune nutrient helps to prevent respiratory infections and reduce illness duration. A study found that taking 1000mg of vitamin C daily resulted in fewer colds and a 59% reduction in cold duration in those with low dietary vitamin C intake.
Consuming vitamin C also enhances dietary iron absorption by transforming the poorly absorbed ferric form (from plant sources) into the ferrous form that is easily absorbed by mucosal cells in the GI tract. This boosts energy levels as iron transports oxygen to every cell in your body.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
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