Ascorbic Acid / Vitamin C
What is Vitamin C?
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is an essential vitamin that is well known for its effects on the immune system. It has a natural sour taste and is commonly used in candy to add a sour taste. When it is ingested, it instantly goes to work circulating through all of the watery areas of the human body (once it has been absorbed into the intestines, of course) and from there, helps in the fortification of Collagen while acting as an antioxidant during the trip. It also assists in the repair of damaged tissue, and in helping to maintain healthy levels of Collagen. Vitamin C also has a host of other general uses.
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin and is well known for working well with other enzymes and solutions. It assists the body in building new tissue and helps fortify the immune system. It can help strengthen collagen and assists in synthesizing carnitine & helping to support healthy metabolism. It also helps fortify the teeth and bones. Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant properties, and it supports cardiovascular health.
- Fortifies the immune system
- Supports healthy tissue and cartilage
- Helps support healthy metabolism
- Supports the joints
- Contributes to healthy bones & teeth
- Supports cardiovascular health
Supplement FactsServing size: 1000 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid...1000mg||1667%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Added sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, or additives
As a dietary supplement, take 1000mg (1/4 tsp) up to three times daily or as directed by a physician.
Serving Size & Timing
It is generally suggested that a person take about 1000mg (or one quarter of a teaspoon) daily, however personal preference in this regard seems to be erratic. The generally guideline provided by the FDA cautions against taking more than 60mg per day.
CONCENTRATION OF ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
This particular type of Vitamin C contains no fillers and is completely pure.
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) SIDE EFFECTS
Vitamin C is non-toxic and even in cases of extreme overdose well beyond the recommended daily dosage, negative side effects will rarely if ever be experienced. When these side effects do occur they are usually mild symptoms such as upset stomach or diarrhea. If you do experience these symptoms you merely need to lower your intake to less than 2,000mg daily and things will begin to level out.
If Vitamin C is taken at too high of a level, it could cause a reduction in Copper levels in the body while stimulating the absorption of iron. Therefore, anyone who has some kind of copper deficiency or any condition that causes iron deposits to form in their body should consult a doctor before Vitamin C is taken. In addition, pregnant women should not take more than 6,000mg Vitamin C daily or there is a chance that the child may develop scurvy in the womb. Of course no more than 2,000mg Vitamin C should be consumed daily, but if this cannot be adhered to it is especially important not to take more than 6,000mg.
BIOAVAILABILITY OF VITAMIN C
The reason that Vitamin C is routinely used as an additive in so many different foods is because of its remarkably high levels of bioavailability. Because Vitamin C is derived from citrus fruits, it maintains quite a sour taste even when in powder form, so it is best to mix it with a fruit juice of some sort before consumption. Another alternative to the powdered form are the readily available Ascorbic Acid capsules. Of course, food cannot always be trusted alone as a reliable source of Vitamin C, since it can be so easily lost while cooking or other types of food preparatory techniques. This is why the supplement is a much more practical source.
There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
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