Vitamin C is an essential part of our diets. Essential for tissue growth and repair, the formation of collagen, adrenal gland function and healthy gums.
Vitamin C is a recognized antioxidant vitamin that fights Free Radicals that scientist believe contributes to the aging process and the development of many diseases. Vitamin C promotes immune function, Gum health, and helps protect cells. Some vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.
Vitamin C protects the body from harmful substances such as pollutants and bacterial infections. It also enhances immunity.
What is Vitamin C for?
Some of the possible benefits of Vitamin C include:
helps lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol)1
plays an essential role in the manufacture of collagen
helps repair damaged tissue3
is a powerful antioxidant4
helps the body absorb more iron
plays a role in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells
1. McRae MP. Vitamin C supplementation lowers serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides: a meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2008;7(2):48-58. doi:10.1016/j.jcme.2008.01.002.
3. Paschalis V, Theodorou A, Nikolaidis M, et al. Low vitamin C values are linked with decreased physical performance and increased oxidative stress: reversal by vitamin C supplementation. European Journal Of Nutrition [serial online]. February 2016;55(1):45-53. Available from: MEDLINE Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed April 12, 2017.
4. Padayatty S, Katz A, Levine M, et al. Vitamin C as an antioxidant: evaluation of its role in disease prevention. Journal Of The American College Of Nutrition [serial online]. February 2003;22(1):18-35. Available from: MEDLINE Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed April 12, 2017.
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to be used in lieu of standard recognized Medical protocol but
rather is intended to provide the body with recognized essential nutrients
that may benefit tissue building and repair,
and metabolic function in conjunction with recognized Medical treatment
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