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What is Vitamin C?

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Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is one of the 50 essential nutrients we need everyday for optimal health. Vitamin C is needed for collagen production, one of the more important structural proteins of the skin, tendons, bone, teeth, cartilage and all other connective tissues. Vitamin C is needed for proper neurotransmitter production, compounds that help to regulate mood, but vitamin C is best known for its role as a powerful antioxidant both in the blood and in tissues & cells throughout the body including the brain.


Oxidation is what happens to an apple core when it’s exposed to the air; it browns (it rusts). Oxidation of bodily structures like protein, fats, and carbohydrates, found in all tissues and organs, increases inflammation and the risk for chronic degenerative diseases.


Vitamin C helps to prevent and even reverse this from happening by protecting us from free radicals and reactive oxygen species that are generated during normal metabolism, but also from the free radicals through exposure to toxins and pollutants: first or second-hand smoke, exposure to, and the metabolism/breakdown of recreational and prescription drugs, alcohol, air pollution, inflammation from trans fats and diets high in sugar, as well as the toxins produced by viruses, bacteria and other pathogens that our immune is faced with everyday.


Vitamin C can help our cells return to normal healthy cells by reversing this oxidation.


Supports all dietary philosophies: Paleo, Zone, Mediterranean, vegetarian, vegan general healthy eating guidelines (Canada’s Food Guide), and more.


Essential Nutrients/Packet:

  • 1000 mg Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate)
  • 500 mg Lecithin (Phosphatidylcholine)
  • Each carton has 30 sachets
  • Sugar-free, non GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free, hexane-free
  • Natural Product Number (NPN) 80045862

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