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Vitamin C 250 mg - Hypoallergenic - 250ct

Vitamin C 250 mg - Hypoallergenic - 250ct

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Product #: 0024-250
Size: 250 Capsules
Product Form: Liquid
Product Class: Vitamins
Primary Use: Supports the immune system and protects against damage from free radicals.

Price:
  $16.75







Kirkman's Vitamin C 250 mg. hypoallergenic capsules have a plant cellulose shell with vegetable grade magnesium stearate as a lubricant. No fillers, flavors or other potential allergens are present.

The vitamin C in this product is derived from ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate.  By using this combination, the extreme acidity of pure ascorbic acid is neutralized by the sodium ascorbate; this produces a buffering effect that is easier on the digestive tract than straight ascorbic acid.

Vitamin C is one of the most popular vitamin supplement in the United States. The human body does not manufacture its own vitamin C, therefore dietary sources and supplementation must be relied to augment what the body needs.

Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and certain neurotransmitters; vitamin C is also involved in protein metabolism1,2. Collagen is an essential component of connective tissue, which plays a vital role in tissue healing.

Vitamin C is also a nutrient with important physiological antioxidant activity3 and has been shown to regenerate other the activity of other antioxidants within the body, including alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E)4. Ongoing research is examining whether vitamin C, by limiting the damaging effects of free radicals through its antioxidant activity can help in more serious chronic conditions. 

In addition to its biosynthetic and antioxidant activity functions, vitamin C plays an important role in the immune system4 and improves the absorption of nonheme iron5, the form of iron present in plant-based foods.

References

1) Li Y, Schellhorn HE. New developments and novel therapeutic perspectives for vitamin C. J Nutr 2007;137:2171-84. [PubMed abstract]

2) Carr AC, Frei B. Toward a new recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C based on antioxidant and 3)  Frei B, England L, Ames BN. Ascorbate is an outstanding antioxidant in human blood plasma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1989;86:6377-81. [PubMed abstract]

4) Jacob RA, Sotoudeh G. Vitamin C function and status in chronic disease. Nutr Clin Care 2002;5:66-74. [PubMed abstract]

5) Gershoff SN. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid): new roles, new requirements? Nutr Rev 1993;51:313-26. [PubMed abstract]

Sugar, Starch, Soy, Wheat, Casein, Gluten, Milk, Yeast, Gelatin, Flavorings, Colorings, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish
Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Plant Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable), Plant Cellulose Capsule.

STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE AND TIGHTLY CAPPED.

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.