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Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

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Vitamin C protects against infection and enhances immunity.  Vitamin C is an antioxidant and aids in the production of anti-stress hormones and interferon, an important immune system protein.


Serving Size:  1 capsule

Servings per container: 60 and 180

Each Serving provides:

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)     550mg

Vegetarian capsule


As a food supplement, take 1 to 2 capsules daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.  Divided doses during the day with food are suggested for optimal use.

Adults 18 years and older: up to 1000mg daily.

Children 1-3 years:  400mg daily

Children: 4 – 8 years:  650mg daily

Children: 9 -18 years (including pregnancy or breastfeeding females): 1000mg daily

Vitamin C is considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding in amounts not exceeding the recommendations above.

Upper level limit intakes for 18 years and older:  up to 2000mg daily.  For optimal absorption, take 1 capsule every 3 – 4 hours with a snack or a meal.

Vitamin C 

Key Benefits:

  • Boosts immune system, prevents colds and flu
  • Promotes collagen production and strengthens connective tissue.
  • Fights free radical damage
  • Protects against gum disease
  • Healthy tissue growth and repair
  • Speeds wound healing
  • Assist in the treatment of asthma

How it works:

Immune Function: 

Vitamin C is an antioxidant required in at least 300 metabolic functions in the body. It aids in the production of an important immune system protein, interferon and protects against infection and enhances immunity.

Overall, regular use of vitamin C shortens the duration of the common cold, but does not reduce the risk of becoming ill.


Vitamin C is needed in the metabolism of folic acid, Tyrosine, Carnitine and phenylalanine.

Vitamin C works synergistic with both Vitamin E and beta-carotene. Vitamin E scavenges for free radicals in cell membranes, and Vitamin C attacks free radicals in biologic fluids – so both vitamins extend each other’s antioxidant activity.

Collagen production: 

Vitamin C is essential in the formation of collagen, a protein found in connective tissue. In this way, Vitamin C prevents bruising (by strengthening the capillaries) and keeps ligaments and tendons strong and healthy.


A common sign of lesser degrees of deficiency include gums that bleed when brushed.