Vitamin C

£6.10

  • Recycles vitamin E and protects the skin from free radical damage
  • Essential for the formation of collagen in skin and bones and would healing
  • Reduces uric acid in the blood (and risk of gout)
  • Increases iron absorption
  • Immune booster

Description

Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient found in most plants and vegetables, if you have a fresh diet you are likely getting enough vitamin C when you are well.

However, when we are unwell or stressed our vitamin C requirements go up significantly. Most other mammals can make their own vitamin C, a similar sized animal like a goat will make 1-3g of vitamin C a day. In evolution we have lost a key enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway.

How it works

There are multiple functions for vitamin C as it is able to donate an electron this makes it a potent antioxidant. In skin it will help to recycle vitamin E and reduce UV damage. It is an essential nutrient in the synthesis of collagen. It is needed for energy production (carnitine), hormone regulation and to make collagen. A lack of vitamin C causes malformed collagen in bone and the condition scurvy.

The main benefits of vitamin C include:

  • Improved immune system
  • Collagen formation in skin and bone, better would healing
  • Improved energy production

Our supplement:

  • Each tablet contains 1000mg of vitamin C as ascorbic acid
  • Non GMO, Soy free, Gluten free, Lactose free, Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
  • Ingredients: 1000mg ascorbic acid, Bulking Agents (Micro Crystalline Cellulose), Anti Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate)

Clinical evidence

The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health

The Pharmacokinetics of Vitamin C

Vitamin C and Immune Function

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