Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water which means that any leftover amounts of the vitamin will leave the body through the urine. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that our bodies do not manufacture or store, therefore you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet.
Vitamin C is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is necessary to form collagen, an important protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is essential for building the immune system, the healing of wounds, and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are nutrients that may help to block the damage caused by free radicals, which are by-products of metabolism. The build up of free radicals over time can help contribute to aging and negative health effects such as heart disease, arthritis and many other health conditions.
Benefits of Vitamin C
• Builds immune system
• Contributes to faster wound healing
• Repairs and maintains soft tissues, bones and teeth
Each vegetarian capsule contains:
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)......................................500 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose.
Adults: Take 1 capsule up to 4 times per day. Adolescents (14-18 yrs): Take 1 capsule up to 3 times per day. Adolescents (9-13 yrs): Take 1 capsule up to 2 times per day.