- Assists in detoxification
- Healthy immune system function
- Top water-soluble antioxidant
- Promote healing and collagen formation
Vitamin C is the body’s premier water-soluble antioxidant. Much of vitamin C’s beneficial effect appears to be related to its role as an antioxidant and its ability to neutralize free radicals.1 Free radicals are naturally occurring molecules that form continuously in the body as a product of normal metabolism. They are highly unstable molecules, which can damage normal tissues by stealing their electrons.
Antioxidants stabilize free radicals, which are molecules that lack electrons, by offering up their own electrons, essentially neutralizing them before they can cause damage.Vitamin C prevents the free radical damage caused by ultraviolet light upon the lens of the eye.2
Calcium carbonate, vegetable stearic acid, methocel, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.
As a dietary supplement, take one tablet daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
TRANSCEND’s Vitamin C 1000mg contains 100 tablets per bottle.
Animal Products, Yeast, Added Sugar, Starch, Articial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives.
Ray & Terry’s Vitamin C is equally effective when taken with or without food. However, if your digestive system is sensitive, you may want to take your supplements with meals.
Vitamin C is also needed to form collagen, an essential connective tissue found throughout the body in ligaments and tendons, blood vessels and in the lining of the joints. It has an important role in tissue growth and wound healing.3 In general, this vitamin supports healthy immune system function.
Used in absorption of calcium and iron and utilization of the B vitamin folic acid, Vitamin C is quite safe even in relatively high doses.4 It even detoxifies substances such as nitrites, which are cancer-causing preservatives found in such foods as lunch-meats and hot dogs.
The main side effect of high doses of vitamin C is diarrhea, which can be minimized by gradually increasing the dose over a period of time, and dividing the dose throughout the day. Vitamin C may be depleted by aspirin and tobacco smoke exposure.5 Since it enhances absorption of iron, individuals with a genetic predisposition towards iron overload should be careful with respect to vitamin C consumption.
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- Exp Eye Res. Mar;84(3):537-43. 2007. “Effects of ascorbic acid on UV light-mediated photoreceptor damage in isolated rat retina.” Tokuda K, Zorumski CF, Izumi Y.
- J Cell Biol. March; l2 (3):533-5l. 1962. “Wound healing and collagen formation II: Fine structure in experimental scurvy.” Ross R, Benditt EP.
- Levy, M.D., J.D., T. E.. Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, & Toxins, Phila.: Xlibris Corp., 2002.
- Am J Clin Nutr. 58:886-890. 1993. “Reduced plasma ascorbic acid concentrations in nonsmokers regularly exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.” DL Tribble, LJ Giuliano and SP Fortmann.
- Am Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Jun; 69(6):1086-1107. 1999. “Toward a new recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C based on antioxidant and health effects in humans.”Anitra C Carr and Balz Frei.