500 mg 100 capsules: Solaray, Item# 26354
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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.1-8 Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron, while preventing its oxidation.9,10 Vitamin C is a vital co-factor to the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth.11-13
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.14-17 Physical stresses on the body such as ingestion of heavy metals,18-23 cigarette smoking,24-27 immune impairment,28-34 extreme temperatures,35-39 and chronic use of certain medications such as aspirin also signal the need for increased intake of vitamin C.40
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Store in a cool, dry place.