Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Ascorbic Acid functions as an antioxidant and is a nutrient your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen in bones. It is also vital to your body’s healing process.
May reduce the risk of chronic disease ⁽¹⁾
May help manage high blood pressure ⁽²⁾
May reduce the risk of heart disease ⁽³⁾
May reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks ⁽⁴⁾
Helps prevent iron deficiency ⁽⁵⁾
Boosts immunity ⁽⁶⁾
Has memory and cognitive benefits in the aging population ⁽⁷⁾
Ascorbic acid is an important co-substrate of a large class of enzymes and regulates gene expression by interacting with important transcription factors. Ascorbic acid is important in all stressful conditions that are linked to inflammatory processes and involve immunity. It has been established that the persistence of an inflammatory stimulus is responsible for the onset of many diseases. Ascorbic acid is essential to stimulate the immune system by increasing the strength and protection of the organism. Therefore, its immunostimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial roles are well known.
It protects the body from chemical damage and supports production of collagen and brain-signalling chemicals called neurotransmitters. While humans do not possess the cellular machinery to manufacture ascorbic acid, plants do. Fruits and vegetables are the leading sources of this micronutrient.
Products with Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
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The only product in our range that is not TGA approved is the Ultra Nature Propolis and Manuka Honey Oral Spray.
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