Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a white, crystalline, water-soluble substance found in citrus fruits and green vegetables. As an antioxidant, vitamin C scavenges free radicals in the body and protects tissues from oxidative stress.15-18 Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron, while preventing its oxidation.19-21 Vitamin C is a vital cofactor to the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth.22-24*
More vitamin C is contained in the adrenal glands than any other organ in the body and is required at higher levels during times of stress.25-28 Physical stresses on the body such as ingestion of heavy metals,29-34 cigarette smoking,35-38 infections,39-43 extreme temperatures,44-48 and chronic use of certain medications such as aspirin also signal the need for increased intake of vitamin C.49
Along with ascorbic acid, vitamin C also comes in at least two other forms: chemically bonded to minerals as ascorbates, and as the fat-soluble ascorbyl palmitate. Both of these forms are non-acidic.
Buffered Vitamin C Powder contains four buffering minerals, in addition to ascorbic acid. When mixed with water, this product produces a reduced acid solution that is nonirritating to the stomach or intestinal lining. The minerals also make it a more pleasant tasting and healthful drink.*
The substances used in this product make it effervesce for a short while when first mixed with water.
Serving Size 1 rounded teaspoon (approx. 5 g)
Servings Per Container approximately 90
|Amount Per Serving|
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Calcium (as calcium ascorbate)
Magnesium (as magnesium ascorbate)
Zinc (as zinc ascorbate)
Potassium (as potassium ascorbate)
Other ingredients: none.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.