- MFG # 201253-100X
- UPC # 310539037928
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. It also 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‚ chainbreaking 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.
Orange-Chew 500mg may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their daily intake of this important antioxidant vitamin in a pleasant tasting chewable form.
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.
Each Chewable Tablet Contains:
Vitamin C ....................................................500 mg
(buffered with Ascorbates)
Adults take 1 tablet daily or as directed by physician.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- GMP Certification
- Organic Product
- Made In The Usa
- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Corn Free
- Dairy Free
- Milk Free
- Yeast Free
- Artificial Color Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Starch Free
- Wheat Free
- Artificial Preservative Free
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