Kal - C-1000 + Sustained Release - 250 Tablets Vitamin C provides nutritive support for normal, healthy tissues, bones, teeth, and blood vessels. Vitamin C provides nutritive support for antioxidant protection and enhanced iron absorption. Mega-Potentcy of Antioxidant Vitamin C. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Applications: Infections, bruising, colds and flu, sinusitis, earaches, sore throats, smokers, blood clots, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, physical and mental stress, weak immune system, cholesterol levels, liver toxicity. Scientific Data:Numerous studies have proven the ability of vitamin C to help open constricted bronchiole tubes, accelerate wound healing, scavenge free radicals and help prevent cardiovascular disease. Its role in cancer prevention is also thought to be significant. Depleting Agents:Aspirin, alcohol, antidepressant drugs, analgesics, oral contraceptives, anticoagulants, steroids, cooking, food processing, diuretics, air pollution, smoking, acetaminophen toxicity. Note: Even fresh vegetables and fruits can quickly lose their vitamin C content if left standing. Sources:Peppers, potatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, citrus fruits, melons, berries. Interactions: Vitamin C is intrinsically involved with vitamin E, selenium and beta carotene. For this reason, taking vitamin C with any antioxidant array is recommended. Vitamin C also increases the absorption of iron, decreases the absorption of copper and can alter blood tests measuring vitamin B12 levels. Recommendations: Ascorbic acid is the least expensive and most common form of vitamin C. Adding adequate levels of bioflavonoids enhances absorption. Buffered vitamin C is for individuals with sensitivity to acid foods, and time-released products are also available. Ester-C has recently emerged and is thought by some to have better absorption and bioavailability, although some experts debate this claim.
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