Vitamin C Powder (Reduced Acidity)
The need for additional vitamin C (ascorbic acid) rises during periods of emotional, psychological or physiological stress as urinary excretion of the nutrient increases. The functions of vitamin C in the human body are very diverse.
- Participates in the synthesis of collagen*
- Acts as an antioxidant*
- Nourishes the adrenal glands and helps with stress response*
- Works to optimize absorption of nonheme iron*
- Supports normal immune function*
- pH of 4.7
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.