Vitamin C Powder - Reduced Acidity
Product Code: 00236 Servings Per Container: 454
Each ¼ tsp serving contains:
Vitamin C (as 67% Sodium Ascorbate and 33% Ascorbic Acid)
Each 1/4 tsp. serving contains approximately 75 mg of sodium from sodium ascorbate. pH 4.7
The functions of vitamin C in the human body are very diverse, and the need for additional vitamin C (ascorbic acid) rises during periods of emotional, psychological, or physiological stress as urinary excretion of the nutrient increases. Vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant and essential in the human diet as it cannot be synthesized within the body . Vitamin C is an electron donor, and this property is closely related to all of its known functions . Vitamin C in this formula comes from a combination of sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid so that the pH of the supplement is less acidic than ascorbic acid alone (pH approximately 4.7 versus 2.4).
The powder form allows this supplement to be stirred into any water-based beverage and makes dosage adjustments simple, based on your needs.
What is Vitamin C Powder?
Vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant and essential in the human diet as it cannot be synthesized within the body . Vitamin C is an electron donor, and this property is closely related to all of its known functions . Vitamin C is required for the production and maintenance of collagen. It has anti-inflammatory properties, supports the immune system, contributes to the healthy production of neurotransmitters, and aids in the absorption of iron.
How does Vitamin C Powder Work?
The stability and formation of collagen, the major protein from which connective tissue, cartilage, bone, skin, tendon, and tooth dentin is made, requires a vitamin C-mediated process . A lack of vitamin C, a required cofactor for prolyl hydroxylase, impairs the development of collagen and renders humans “scorbutic” . The human phenotype of vitamin C deficiency, “scurvy” classically involves fragility of blood vessels .
In addition to its antiscorbutic actions, vitamin C has potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect and aid in the repair of cellular damage caused by free radicals/reactive oxygen species. In response to physical trauma, vitamin C exerts a protective effect on neutrophil-mediated cell injury by scavenging reactive oxygen metabolites . Vitamin C concentrations in plasma and immune cells rapidly decline during infections and stress signifying its use is upregulated for immune support . Multiple clinical studies have shown that supplementation of vitamin C improves components of the human immune system . Vitamin C also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy circulation and has anti-inflammatory effects .
Of all the body’s organs, the adrenal glands accumulate the highest levels of vitamin C . Animal models have shown the role of vitamin C in these tissues is crucial to survival . Ascorbic acid is a cofactor required for the biosynthesis of and the catecholamine neurotransmitters, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine, as well as adrenal steroidogenesis .
For those consuming plant-based diets (no animal tissue), vitamin C is the only known dietary constituent that can significantly increase the absorption of nonheme iron . It is important to note, the stimulating influence of ascorbic acid on iron absorption has been demonstrated to be most pronounced when it is consumed with food .
What are the Suggested Uses for Vitamin C Powder?
- Nourishes tissue growth and repair as a collagen support nutrient.
- Supports adrenal and immune function, bolstering immune cells and contributing to the production of catecholamines.
- Powerful antioxidant for free radical protection and repair.
- Can increase the absorption of iron from food.
- Powder form for those who are sensitive to acidity (pH 4.7), but still may want to adjust their dose, or take this supplement dissolved in a beverage, rather than as a capsule.
Source Materials: Ascorbic acid is derived from corn sorbitol. Sodium ascorbate is reacted from ascorbic acid and sodium bicarbonate. All ingredients are vegan and non-GMO.
Allergens: According to information provided by our suppliers, this product is free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional.
Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.