Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain our required vitamin C through our diet and or supplementation.

Nutri-Link supplies a range of Vit C products from ascorbic acid to mineral ascorbates and with the lowest allergenic profiles with source material being from corn and from cassava (ARG products). Allergy Research were the first company to commercially produce buffered Vit C.

What does it do?

Vitamin C is an important component for collagen synthesis. Collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters are critical to brain function and are involved in managing mood. In addition, vitamin C is required for the synthesis of carnitine, a small molecule essential for the transport of fat into cellular organelles (our energy factories) called mitochondria, where the fat is converted to make cellular energy.[1]

Vitamin C is also involved in the metabolism of cholesterol to bile acids, which may have implications for blood cholesterol levels and the incidence of gallstones as well as gastrointestinal health and immune function.[2]

Vitamin C is also a highly effective antioxidant. Even in small amounts vitamin C can protect essential molecules in the body, such as proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and the nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species. These are generated from normal metabolism as well as through exposure to toxins and pollutants (e.g., cigarette smoke).

Related products available at Nutri-Link:

Code Product description Type Size Supplier
1152 Bio-C Plus 1000™ (Balanced Ascorbates) Tabs 100 BRC
1151 Bio-C Plus™ (Balanced Ascorbates) Tabs 100 BRC
75010 Buffered Vitamin C Caps (Cassava Source) Caps 120 ARG
70010 Buffered Vitamin C Caps (Corn Source) Caps 120 ARG
74270 Buffered Vitamin C Pwdr (Cassava Source) Pwdr 300g ARG
70000 Buffered Vitamin C Pwdr (Corn Source) Pwdr 240g ARG
1770 C/Cal/Mag™ Powder (VAT Exempt) Pwdr 220ml BRC
70080 Esterol Ester-C® Caps 200 ARG
70070 Esterol Ester-C® Caps 100 ARG
70090 Magnesium Ascorbate (Vit C) Caps 100 ARG
75030 Pure Vitamin C Capsules (Cassava) 1000mg Caps 100 ARG
70030 Pure Vitamin C Capsules (Corn) 1000mg Caps 100 ARG
75020 Pure Vitamin C Powder (Cassava) Pwdr 120g ARG
70020 Pure Vitamin C Powder (Corn) Pwdr 120g ARG

References

[1] Carr AC, Frei B. Toward a new recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C based on antioxidant and health effects in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69(6):1086-1107. View Abstract

[2] Simon JA, Hudes ES. Serum ascorbic acid and gallbladder disease prevalence among US adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(7):931-936. View Abstract

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