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500 mg 100 capsules: Solaray, Item# 26354

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  • Vitamin C
  • 500 mg 100 capsules: Solaray
  • Item Catalog Number: 26354

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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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 capsules

Servings Per Container 50

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)

500 mg

Calcium (as calcium carbonate)

22 mg

Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)

37 mg

Vitamin C Support Base (Rose hips, Acerola Cherry)

95 mg

Bioflavonoid Concentrate (from Lemons)

100 mg

Rutin Concentrate

50 mg

Hesperidin Concentrate

25 mg

Other ingredients:Porcine gelatin capsule (BSE has not been reported in porcine species in the food supply), buffering base (magnesium oxide, calcium carbonate), magnesium stearate and acacia.

Dosage and Use

Take one capsule up to two times daily with a meal or glass of water.

Warnings

Store in a cool, dry place.