Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble essential vitamin that is well known for its effects on the immune system and its antioxidant properties.
• Fortify the immune system†
• Support healthy tissue and cartilage†
• Help support healthy metabolism†
• Support the joints†
• Contribute to healthy bones and teeth†
• Antioxidant • Support cardiovascular health†
Ascorbic acid may assist the body in building new tissue and help fortify the immune system.† Ascorbic acid may help strengthen collagen, in synthesizing carnitine, and to support healthy metabolism.† It may also help fortify the teeth and bones.† Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant properties, and it may support cardiovascular health.†
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Vitamin C is not stored in the body and must be replenished continuously from food such as broccoli, orange juice, bell peppers and tomatoes or by supplementation like ascorbic acid. It is believed that the antioxidant properties of Vitamin C are one of its most significant benefits. Antioxidants play an essential role in preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen, such as free radicals and peroxides. Vitamin C is also necessary for the production of collagen (a structural protein in connective tissue) and an essential part of the skin, bone, and joint health. Vitamin C is a requirement for amino acid metabolism and the utilization of many nutrients such as Folic Acid and iron.†
The vitamin is an integral part of the skin's defense system, as it is transported to the skin, helping to reinforce its barriers and acts as an antioxidant.
Vitamin C also plays an essential role in helping the body to create blood vessels, muscles, and collagen in bones.
Vitamin C also works to isolate free radicals in the body and is replenished by antioxidant enzymes. "Vitamin C's structure allows it to act on neurology..."  This makes Vitamin C a viable resource for neuroprotection. This vitamin also aids in the prevention of iron deficiency by improving the uptake in iron from food. Vitamin C converts that is insufficiently absorbed and transforms it into a more absorbable state. Studies show that daily consumption of 100mg of Vitamin C may improve iron absorption by as much as 67%. While Vitamin C promotes the healthy intake of iron, it also encourages the healthy production of white blood cells that are known as lymphocytes and phagocytes and keeps them safe from harm caused by free radicals.†
Add 1/4-tsp to smoothie or drinks.