Calcium ascorbate is a neutral, natural form of vitamin C. This form stays in the body longer than ordinary Vitamin C, an action that increases its effectiveness.
Supports the Immune System
The high levels of vitamin C in white blood cells influence their ability to support the immune system. There is growing evidence that Vitamin C helps increase resistance to infections and diseases.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which helps maintain healthy cells by protecting them from damage caused by free radicals. It also prevents the oxidization of other antioxidant vitamins (eg, Vitamin A) in the body.
Fights the Common Cold
The anti-allergic and anti-viral properties of Vitamin C make it a useful supplement when dealing with infections such as the common cold. Clinical trials have shown that Vitamin C is particularly effective in reducing the duration and severity of colds. In an analysis of 23 studies, it was found that 2 grams of Vitamin C per day reduced the duration of a cold by 26% in children and 6% in adults. A greater benefit was seen from taking 2 grams or more Vitamin C compared to 1 gram per day. (Med Hypotheses 52(2): 171-178, 1999)
Has an Impact on Cancer & Cardiovascular Disease
Recent scientific evidence suggests that an increased intake of vitamin C is linked to a decreased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, due to its antioxidant activity. Population studies have found that doses of up to 3 grams of Vitamin C per day markedly improved conditions such as myocardial infarction and stroke. (Am J Clin Nutr 69(6): 1086-1107, 1999)
Maintains Connective Tissues
Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, which is essential in maintaining the strength of muscles and blood vessels. It protects against bruising and plays an important role in wound healing.
Manages Physical and Mental Stress
Vitamin C is used up faster when one is facing physical, mental or biochemical stress. Thus it is important to increase one’s intake of Vitamin C during these periods. Vitamin C also helps to inhibit the production of stress hormones.
Direction of use:
Take 1 tablet daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.