Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for humans, in which it functions as a vitamin, required for healthy tissue growth, helps with the healing process and maintains the skeletal system. The pharmacophore of vitamin C is the ascorbate ion. In living organisms, ascorbate is an anti-oxidant, since it protects the body against oxidative stress and is a co-factor in several vital enzymatic reactions. Ascorbic acid was finally isolated in 1933 and synthesized in 1934.
Your body flushes away Vitamin C daily, so ensuring that you are consuming this on a daily basis is paramount for a healthy lifestyle. The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine recommends a daily intake of 13 to 100 mg of Vitamin C daily, depending upon your age, gender and whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding. A deficiency of Vitamin C can cause you to run the risk of contracting scurvy. Scurvy results in bleeding gums, ruptured blood vessels, bruising, decaying teeth, bleeding and resistance to healing. Untreated scurvy leads to death.
This Vitamin C supplement is designed to release the vitamin slowly into the body as it is easy for your body to break down and waste this supplement if too much is taken in. With it being released slowly even if too much Vitamin C is ingested your body will have a steady supply of it which it uses when needed and avoids any being wasted.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT VITAMIN C COMPLEX
Q. Do you bruise easily?
A. Bruising easily is a sign if vitamin C deficiency. By supplementing your body each day you will be less likely to bruise as easily.
Q. Do you take longer than normal to recover from illness?
A. Vitamin C heavily supports your immune system and is not naturally produced by your body, so by supplementing your body with vitamin C, this will help your recover from illness quicker and even prevent some illnesses.
Q. Do you have muscle and joint pain?
A. Being a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps fight molecules that when triggered cause muscle and joint pain.