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- UPC # 310539012086
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has numerous biological functions. Foremost‚ it is essential for the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans which are the building materials of all connective tissues‚ such as skin‚ blood vessels‚ tendons‚ joint cartilage and bone. Vitamin C is the required coenzyme for two groups of enzymes that catalyze the crosslinking of collagen fibers‚ lysyl hydroxylases and prolyl hydroxylases. As such‚ vitamin C is essential for normal wound healing and capillary health.
Vitamin C participates in the biosynthesis of carnitine‚ serotonin‚ and certain neurotransmitters‚ including norepinephrine.
Vitamin C is among the most powerful antioxidants in humans and animals. It is a water-soluble‚ chain-breaking antioxidant that reacts directly with superoxide‚ hydroxyl radicals‚ and singlet oxygen. Laboratory studies show that vitamin C completely protects lipids in plasma and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) against atherogenic peroxidative damage. In addition‚ vitamin C
interacts with glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid‚ and regenerates vitamin E.
The antioxidant functions of vitamin C appear to have clinical significance in providing protection from free radical damage to the eyes‚ lungs‚ blood and the immune system.
Vitamin C is absorbed in the small intestine by a sodium-dependent transport process that is intake-dependent. At normal dietary intakes of 60 to 100 mg‚ up to 80 or 90% of the vitamin C is absorbed. At higher intakes‚ absorption becomes less efficient. Absorption efficiency and vitamin C utilization may be greatly enhanced during conditions of physiological stress‚ such as trauma or infection. Maximal absorption is attained by the ingestion of several doses spaced throughout the day rather than in one‚ larger dose.
Effer-C may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their daily intake of this important antioxidant vitamin‚ yet cannot tolerate the acidity of regular vitamin C preparations.
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting ANY exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin C ...1175mg / 1958% DV
(from Mineral Ascorbates)
Calcium ...225mg / 23% DV
(from Calcium Ascorbate Complex)
Magnesium ...125mg / 31% DV
(from Magnesium Ascorbate Complex)
Potassium ...49.5mg / 1% DV
(from Potassium Ascorbate Complex)
Potassium bicarbonate‚ citric acid and rose hips.
Does Not Contain:
yeast‚ wheat gluten‚ soy protein‚ milk/dairy‚ corn‚ sodium‚ sugar‚ starch‚ artificial coloring‚ preservatives or flavoring
As a dietary supplement‚ adults mix 1/2 teaspoon with water or juice daily‚ or as directed by physician. Makes an effervescent drink when mixed in liquid.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- GMP Certification
- Organic Product
- Made In The Usa
- Gluten Free
- Corn Free
- Dairy Free
- Milk Free
- Soy Free
- Yeast Free
- Artificial Color Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Sodium Free
- Starch Free
- Sugar Free
- Artificial Preservative Free