Biotics Research Mixed Ascorbate Powder - 300g
Biotics Research's Mixed Ascorbate Powder supplies vitamin C as mixed mineral ascorbates, buffered forms which are more "GI friendly" at higher intakes. Consider when higher levels of vitamin C are indicated.
With the exception of a few small creatures, most notably bats and guinea pigs, man is unique in that he is incapable of synthesizing his own vitamin C. Vitamin C is, however, a nutrient of enormous physiological significance. It is a water soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant and cofactor for many enzymatic reactions. It is crucial for the formation of collagen and for the production of several neurotransmitters, hormones, and signaling agents of the body. The body is incapable of storing appreciable levels of vitamin C, so it is important to maintain a constant intake of the nutrient. Cooking, cutting, and storing produce containing vitamin C will also dramatically diminish measureable quantities of the nutrient. Vitamin C is an excellent chelator of mercury, carbon monoxide, and cigarette smoke. It is hypothesized that smokers require an additional ~25 mg of vitamin C for every cigarette they consume over typical daily requirements. Children, seniors, and those consuming unbalanced diets or those high in processed foods are most prone to vitamin C deficiency.
Does not contain: gluten or dairy