Vitamin C 1000 mg
Vitamin C 1000 mg, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains 1,000 mg of vitamin C as L-ascorbic acid per tablet.
Vitamin C is also called by its chemical name, ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble antioxidant that reacts directly with superoxide, hydroxyl radicals and singlet oxygen species. The body uses Vitamin C as a specific electron donor for enzymes and is required for the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters as well as peptide hormones.
- For those who wish to increase their daily intake of vitamin C.
Functions and Mechanism of Action
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble antioxidant that reacts directly with superoxide, hydroxyl radicals, and singlet oxygen. Vitamin C readily undergoes reversible oxidation and reduction in the body and has been shown to regenerate other antioxidants within the body, including alpha-tocopherol.
Ascorbic acid is absorbed in the small intestine by a sodium-dependent transport process that is intake dependent. It is a specific electron donor for enzymes that participate in collagen hydroxylation and carnitine biosynthesis.
This function is required to catalyze the cross-linking of collagen fibers which are essential for normal wound healing and capillary health. Vitamin C also appears to prevent inactivation of nitric oxide (NO)- mediated vasodilation.
In addition to its biosynthetic and antioxidant functions, vitamin C plays an important role in immune function and improves the absorption of nonheme iron, the form of iron present in plant-based foods. Taking at least 200 mg of Vitamin C per 30 mg of iron together increases nonhdme iron absorption in adults.
In children, adding 25-50 mg of Vitamin C daily can increase iron absorption from a meal by 3.2- 4.8-fold compared to eating the meal alone.
Each tablet contains:
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) – 1,000 mg
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, silica, vegetable stearate, coating [hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin], and croscarmellose sodium.
Adults take one tablet daily with a meal or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
Non-GMO corn dextrose fermentation. Dextrose is a carbohydrate from corn which does not contain corn protein. During fermentation dextrose consumed by microorganisms then isolated and purified to produce the final ascorbic acid ingredient.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.