- Supports the immune system.
- Protects against free radical damage.
- Aids in collagen production.
- Provides 250 mg vitamin C per tablet.
How It Works:
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it performs many functions involving the immune system and tissue development. It is involved in iron absorption and in the syntheses of enzymes, hormones and proteins. The adrenal glands need large amounts of this nutrient in order to support immunity and help produce energy. Vitamin C is easily washed from the body and needs to be replaced constantly. Without vitamin C, the body cannot make collagen, the substance that holds the body's cells together and maintains skin integrity.
250 mg Vitamin C per tablet (415% of the Daily Value), fructose, sorbitol, freeze-dried orange juice, calcium ascorbate, xylitol, rose hips extract, and natural orange, lemon and lime flavors.
Adults: Chew 2 tablets with meals twice daily. Children: Chew 1 tablet with meals twice daily.
In the 1930s, Hungarian chemist Albert Szent-Györgyi discovered and named ascorbic acid, which literally means “anti-scurvy.” Many sailors had suffered from scurvy on long sea voyages without access to fresh produce. Later, American biochemist and two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling studied scientific literature on vitamin C and became a true advocate for this nutrient.
Rose plants grow all over the world in the northern hemisphere. Native North Americans ate rose hips in the wild as a dietary staple. During World War II, when citrus fruit was scarce, Britons gathered rose hips and made them into syrup to nourish children.