- Essential For The Synthesis Of Collagen And Glycosaminoglycans
- Wound Healing
- Capillary Health
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has numerous biological functions. Foremost, it is essential for the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans which are the building materials of all connective tissues, such as skin, blood vessels, tendons, joint cartilage and bone. Vitamin C is the required coenzyme for two groups of enzymes that catalyze the crosslinking of collagen fibers, lysyl hydroxylases and prolyl hydroxylases. As such, vitamin C is essential for normal wound healing and capillary health.
The antioxidant functions of vitamin C appear to have clinical significance in providing protection from free radical damage to the eyes, lungs, blood and the immune system. Vitamin C is absorbed in the small intestine by a sodium-dependent transport process that is intake-dependent. Absorption efficiency and vitamin C utilization may be greatly enhanced during conditions of physiological stress, such as trauma or infection. Maximal absorption is attained by the ingestion of several doses spaced throughout the day rather than in one, larger dose.
Vitamin C (from mineral ascorbates) 1,175mg (1,958%DV) Calcium (from Calcium ascorbate complex) 225mg (23%DV) Magnesium (from mg ascorbate complex) 125mg (31%DV) Potassium (from Potassium ascorbate complex) 49.5mg (1%DV)
Recommended Dosage: Adults mix vigorously 1/2 teaspoon daily in water or as directed by physician.
Contraindications: No adverse effects have been reported