Life Extension Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) 16oz
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a white, crystalline, water-soluble substance found in citrus fruits and green vegetables. As an antioxidant, vitaminC scavenges free radicals in the body and protects tissues from oxidative stress. Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron, while preventing its oxidation. Vitamin C is a vital cofactor to the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth.
More vitamin C is contained in the adrenal glands than any other organ in the body and is required at higher levels during times of stress. Physical stresses on the body such as ingestion of heavy metals, cigarette smoking,immune impairment, extreme temperatures, and chronic use of certain medications such as aspirin also signal the need for increased intake of vitamin C.
|Serving Size: 1 Rounded Teaspoon (4 g)|
|Serving Per Container: Approximately 113|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic Acid)||4000 mg||6667%|
Mix one (1) rounded teaspoon daily in water or juice, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Ascorbic acid can cause gastric upset diarrhea for some people. This can often be alleviated by consuming it with meals. Start with a low dose then gradually increase. Do not use if you have a stomach ulcer. Unbuffered ascorbic acid in the mouth may be harmful to tooth enamel.