High amounts of vitamin C several grams daily have been advocated for optimizing both immune function and antioxidant support.* Evidence for the efficacy of consuming high amounts of ascorbic acid is due in large part to the groundbreaking research conducted in the 1970s and 1980s by two-time Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling, PhD.
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) has several mechanisms of action that give it wide-ranging value to body structures and functions. It is a potent water-soluble antioxidant; it enhances the immune system; and it supports connective tissue formation.
Vitamin C is essential for the support of wound healing because it is a cofactor for the synthesis of collagen and other connective tissue components.* The combined effects of vitamin C on collagen synthesis, antioxidant status, and immune function make it an important nutrient for surgery patients and wound healing.
Vitamin C is necessary for the action of the enzymes involved in phase I liver detoxification.* In addition, as an antioxidant it helps quench the free-radical intermediates created during this first phase of detoxifying substances in the liver.* Furthermore, vitamin C raises levels of the important antioxidant glutathione by increasing its rate of synthesis, thus enhancing the liver's phase II detoxification as well.* Vitamin C can also protect against the toxic effects of heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, and cadmium.
The ascorbic acid products manufactured by Thorne contain only pure, crystalline vitamin C without added corn starch, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and diluents to ensure greater bioavailability and efficacy.
Cost Per Serving: $0.15
Additional notes: Store in cool dry place
Brand: Thorne Research
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: There are no known interactions or contraindications at publication date.
Serving size: 1 Capsule
Servings per container: 250
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||1,000 mg||-|
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule.
Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
ALLERGY WARNING This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. PREGNANCY WARNING If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product. OTHER WARNINGS Vitamin C can cause diarrhea in some individuals in large doses, which can vary from person to person. This resolves when the dosage is reduced.
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