Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and is a water-soluble, antioxidant vitamin that plays a role in more than 300 bodily functions. It is essential to help support health and wellness and requires daily replenishment. SEE MORE INFO ABOUT VITAMIN C BELOW PRODUCTS.
Mixed Ascorbates is a great tasting vitamin C powder with minerals and berry extracts. This handy powder dissolves easily into water. Each 5g dose provides 1g of vitamin C with minerals such as zinc and manganese.
BioCare Vitamin C powder contains magnesium ascorbate which is a low-acid form of vitamin C, produced by our unique solvent free freeze-dried method; it is free from additives and excipients. This form of vitamin C is gentler on the stomach.
Unfortunately, human beings cannot manufacture vitamin C. or store it to any appreciable amount. Instead, it is excreted, causing the need for regular replenishment. In addition, vitamin C is destroyed during food preparation.
Vitamin C's primary function is to help maintain collagen, a protein necessary for forming skin, ligaments, bones and teeth and for helping to maintain the strength of blood vessel walls. High levels of vitamin C are also essential for the metabolism of white blood cells, which are critical components of the immune system. In addition, vitamin C plays an important role in the absorption of iron, which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells and in the utilization of folic acid, one of the B-complex vitamins. Bioflavonoids work together with vitamin C to build strong capillaries and serve as antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory agents.