Description: Each capsule contains 1000 mgs of L-Ascorbic Acid.
Clinical Considerations: Consider this C-1000 for:
Age-related macular degeneration, atrial fibrillation, viral, upper respiratory infections, gastritis, Gout, hemolytic anemia, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lead poisoning, osteoarthritis, pain after surgery, and smokers.
What you need to know about Vitamin C:
Vitamin C (ascorbate) is the primary extracellular antioxidant in the body. Most other mammals can make their own ascorbate, but humans, primates, and guinea pigs must obtain it from their diet. Vitamin C has many beneficial effects. It supports other antioxidants (e.g. glutathione and vitamin E), empowers the immune system, is a necessary co-factor in the synthesis of collagen, is essential in the metabolism of many essential biochemicals, and has an important function in combating oxidative stress.The minimum required dose (RDA) is 100 mg/day but this is widely considered to be far too low for most people. When under severe stress, the vitamin C level can drop precipitously, requiring high doses to restore the level. Recommended doses range from 1000 -10,000 mg of vitamin C per day in divided doses, or much more if under stress, e.g. a virus infection or septic shock. For most individuals the main consideration is to take as much as possible in divided doses throughout the day, up to bowel tolerance.
The food factor "vitamin C" was named in the 1920s by Funk, the underlying biochemical the prevented scurvy isolated in the 1930s by Szent-Gyorgyi, and the chemical formula of "ascorbic acid" proven by Haworth.However, confusion has occurred about the existence of other biochemicals (flavonoids) that some have thought comprise part of vitamin C and are synergistic with ascorbic acid, following Szent-Gyorgyi's finding that flavonoids seemed to be necessary for health in guinea pig capillaries. In recent decades, however, most biochemists agree that vitamin C is indeed L-ascorbic acid. Although it remains possible that other vitamins and essential nutrients will be discovered, vitamin C or "L-ascorbic acid" is known to be the biochemical that prevents scurvy and other inflammatory processes.
Use 1 capsule, 3 times per day or as otherwise directed by a health care professional.
Availability:C-1000 is available in 90 capsule bottles