Metabolic Maintenance

Vitamin C Powder (Reduced Acidity)

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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 [1]. Vitamin C is an electron donor, and this property is closely related to all of its known functions [1]. 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 [2]. A lack of vitamin C, a required cofactor for prolyl hydroxylase, impairs the development of collagen and renders humans “scorbutic” [2]. The human phenotype of vitamin C deficiency, “scurvy” classically involves fragility of blood vessels [2].

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 [3]. Vitamin C concentrations in plasma and immune cells rapidly decline during infections and stress signifying its use is upregulated for immune support [4]. Multiple clinical studies have shown that supplementation of vitamin C improves components of the human immune system [4]. Vitamin C also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy circulation and has anti-inflammatory effects [2]. 

Of all the body’s organs, the adrenal glands accumulate the highest levels of vitamin C [5]. Animal models have shown the role of vitamin C in these tissues is crucial to survival [5]. Ascorbic acid is a cofactor required for the biosynthesis of and the catecholamine neurotransmitters, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine, as well as adrenal steroidogenesis [5]. 

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 [6]. 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 [6].

 

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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