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- Dietary Supplement
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) has several mechanisms of action that give it wide-ranging value to body structures and functions. It is a potent water-soluble antioxidant; it enhances the immune system; and it supports connective tissue formation.
Vitamin C is essential for the support of wound healing because it is a cofactor for the synthesis of collagen and other connective tissue components. The combined effects of vitamin C on collagen synthesis, antioxidant status, and immune function make it an important nutrient for surgery patients and wound healing.
Vitamin C is necessary for the action of the enzymes involved in phase I liver detoxification. In addition, as an antioxidant it helps quench the free-radical intermediates created during this first phase of detoxifying substances in the liver. Furthermore, vitamin C raises levels of the important antioxidant glutathione by increasing its rate of synthesis, thus enhancing the liver's phase II detoxification as well. Vitamin C can also protect against the toxic effects of heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, and cadmium.
The ascorbic acid products manufactured by Thorne contain only pure, crystalline vitamin C – without added corn starch, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and diluents – to ensure greater bioavailability and efficacy.
Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: One Capsule|
|Each Capsule Contains:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||500 mg||833%|
|Daily Value (DV)|
Supposedly OK quality (who knows) but if you email Thorne Research directly with specific questions about this product they play games and ignore you. The person who answers emails never states their name and job title either. Thorne Research needs to realize that their business model (which includes dealing with actual customer inquiries!) is in need of serious help. I never did get a reply to any of my questions after over 45 days. Shame on you, Thorne Research.
Have taken it for years and years and would recommend it to all. I never get a cold.
Posted by Reviewer3000993 on Feb 08, 2014
Liked that it's nothing but ascorbic acid.
Good vitamin C version
Posted by MrJellybean on Jun 27, 2012
Easy to take capsules but I prefer the 1g version of this product that Thorne also offers. Seems to be a better cost for that one as well.
Posted by Reviewer3172923 on May 22, 2011
Vitamin c never tasted so good.. Pure is the king.
Love Thorne products but...
Posted by Reviewer2025838 on May 04, 2011
I just can't take ascorbic acid, bothers my stomach too much. Ascorbyl palmitate as in TwinLab Allergy-C gives me no problems at all.