This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Vitamin C is found naturally in fruit and vegetables but is destroyed easily by cooking or storing fruit for a long time.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble Vitamin that our bodies cannot make or store although it is concentrated in organs in the body that have higher metabolic activity, such as the adrenal glands, brain, eyes, and testes.
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant and contributes to the protection of DNA, proteins, and lipids in the cells from oxidative stress or free radical damage.
INGREDIENTS: Ascorbic acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
DIRECTIONS / DOSAGE: Recommended dose 1 capsule per day with food. The stated recommended dose can be changed as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed this recommended dose. Consume within 3 months of opening.
STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
VITAMIN C IS NECESSARY FOR GROWTH AND REPAIR AND CONTRIBUTES TO:
- The normal function of the immune system. It may do this by activating neutrophils, the white blood cells that respond to infection and it appears to increase leukocytes, the white blood cells important in antibody production, and so may be helpful against bacteria, funguses, and parasites.
- The normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise, when 200mg is consumed in addition to the normal diet.
- Normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels and gums, skin, and cartilage. Vitamin C is a cofactor in the human for 8 enzymes, 3 of which participate in the biosynthesis, and cross-linking of collagen It works as a coenzyme converting proline to hydroxyproline and lysine to hydroxylysine, which is important in collagen structure.
- Normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth. Good collagen structure holds the teeth securely in the gums
- The normal function of bones. Vitamin C is known to stimulate procollagen, enhance collagen synthesis, and stimulate alkaline phosphatase activity, a marker for osteoblast formation and osteoblasts make bone.
- Normal energy-yielding metabolism. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of Carnitine, essential for the transport of fat into the mitochondria for conversion to energy.
- Normal functioning of the nervous system and normal psychological function. Vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of tyrosine, folic acid, and tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted in the presence of Vitamin C to 5-Hydroxytryptophan, which forms serotonin, a brain chemical. Vitamin C helps convert Folic Acid to the active form, tetrahydrofolic acid, and Vitamin C is required to convert tyrosine into the neurotransmitters dopamine and epinephrine. Neurotransmitters are critical to brain function and are known to affect mood.
VITAMIN C ALSO HAS SOME OTHER IMPORTANT ROLES
- It increases iron absorption. Ascorbic Acid prevents the formation of insoluble, unabsorbable iron compounds. It also converts iron into the form required for uptake by the mucosal cells.
- It contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E. This means it helps return vitamin E to its active form. There are distinct pathways for the repair of oxidized vitamin E in human cells There is significant interaction between the water-soluble and fat-soluble molecules and the membrane- cytosol interface and that vitamin C may function in vivo to repair the membrane-bound oxidized vitamin E
- Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue by helping to synthesize carnitine, required to produce energy in the cell. Vitamin C is easily absorbed from the intestines and used in the body in about 2 hours and out of the blood in 3-4 hours. For this reason, is maybe better to take supplements of Vitamin C at 4-hour intervals instead of in one dose. Vitamin C is utilized during stress, if we smoke or take alcohol. Some antibiotics can increase the elimination of Vitamin C from the body. The safe upper limit of vitamin C is set at 2gm, above which people may experience digestive upsets.
Sign you might have a vitamin C deficiency
- Bruises easily
- Bleeding Gums
- Fatigue, reduced energy
- Mood changes
- Joint and muscle aching
- Dry hair and skin
- Recurrent infections
- Weakened tooth enamel