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Vitamin C Powder, Ascorbic Acid - 500g (GMO-Free)

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Vitamin C Powder, Ascorbic Acid - 500g (GMO-Free)

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Vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid Is the most popular and famous natural supplement. Many Doctors recommend taking Vitamin C when you are sick. It is a potent antioxidant, most animals synthesise their own Vitamin C from glucose, but humans must rely upon dietary sources. Besides its antioxidant benefits, Vitamin C plays a primary role in collagen formation. Due to increase cost and more rigourous testing the price has had to increase, we needed to increase it more but have kept it as minimal as possible.

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Ancient Purity Ascorbic Acid is manufactured and certified to GMP, ISO9000, ISO9001, ISO9002 and SO22000 food safety managements. This grade is widely used in both pharmaceutical and food & beverage applications throughout the UK and Europe.  Our Ascorbic Acid powder is soluble in water and can be used as a nutritional supplement. Using Vitamin C powder allows you to have freedom and control over the dose. It also means the powder can be easily mixed in with your favourite drinks juices etc. Ascorbic Acid in powder is economical. BP & USP grade is considered to be the gold standard when looking for vitamins. This is the highest grade of ascorbic acid available.

n addition to its potent antioxidant and synthesis of collagen benefits, scientific research has also shown other ways this nutrient can play an important role in your overall health…*

Vitamin C is a vital nutrient important to your health by how it potentially…
  •  Supports your heart health.
  •  Helps promote blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range.
  •  Helps promote blood vessel and arterial vitality.
  •  Aids in healthy eye support.
  •  Helps promote healthy uric acid metabolism.
  •  Boosts other antioxidants (in this case, vitamin E).

Vitamin C is considered the "grandfather" of the traditional antioxidants we know of. And its potential health benefits are really quite astonishing. As a formidable antioxidant, this nutrient…

  • Is a major "electron donor" in your body’s battle against oxidation.
  • Helps maintain optimal electron flow in your cells.
  • Can help protect vital molecular elements in your body such as proteins and lipids.

Vitamin C strengthens the capillaries and cell walls and is essential for collagen formation. It functions in protein synthesis by changing the charge of iron so that it can be absorbed, and it works as an antioxidant. It functions in the construction of protein from amino acids. It's collagen benefits, which bind together the cells of connective tissue, help to promote healing, prevent bruising and keep ligaments and tendons strong and healthy. Vitamin C is necessary for healthy bones, muscles, blood vessels and cartilage. It's been known as the antioxidant's antioxidant, because it functions to protect both beta-carotene and Vitamin E from oxidation, too.

most people, even those who have access to raw organic fruits and vegetables, don’t consume enough on a daily basis to get the vitamin C benefits they need. And other folks simply may not have ready access to a wholesome supply of organic produce.

Thus, the concern I have for potential deficiency levels in a good portion of the populations of the world… including the US. And there are other issues that can vary the vitamin C requirements for certain groups of people.

For example…

Smokers - The general consensus from research is that smokers may require more vitamin C than non-smokers due to the increased oxidative stress from cigarette smoke. If you reference the USDA’s Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin C, smokers are encouraged to consume almost 39% more than nonsmokers.
Mature adults (65 years and up) may have higher requirements for vitamin C possibly from normal aging absorption challenges, and from differences in immune systems and lower blood levels of vitamin C.
Adult men vs. women - The vitamin C RDA for adult men (19 years+) is 20% higher than adult women supposedly due to women’s decreased lean body mass. Plus, more men smoke than women.

These are simply examples to demonstrate how varied the vitamin C requirements can be amongst the general population… and how challenging it can be to make sure you get an adequate supply for your body to effectively use.

Eating for Vitamin C
Camu Camu and Acerola Cherry contain the highest concentrations of Vitamin C. The most common sources of Vitamin C are from fruit and vegetables such as : Rose hip, Oranges, Strawberries, Raspberries, Kiwi Fruit, Parsley, Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Watermelon, Grape juice, Red peppers, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Collard greens, Garlic, Lime, Tomato's, Lemon, Tangerine. It is also found in some animal products especially in calf and beef liver, and highest in oysters and cod roe in seafood. Vitamin C chemically decomposes in certain conditions, most notably when the containing foods are cooked. Cooking reduces the Vitamin C content of vegetables by up to 60%, this is possibly due to the destruction of the foods enzymes which is that much stronger at boiling temperatures. The longer the food is cooked the more the enzymes are effected. Sadly too often when the water-soluble Vitamin C dissolves into the cooking water it is poured away and not drank, something always done by our ancestors and still by many of our senior citizens. Its worth noting that not all vegetables lose their Vitamin C potency at the same rate with broccoli fairing the best under those conditions. In summary it would seem the most efficient way to take Vitamin C would be to consume the vegetables listed above raw. Or taking our pure powder form Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid). Remember that each vegetable contains different amounts.

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  • Vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid.
  • Made & Tested To British (BP) & American (USP) Pharmacopeias. 
  • Non - GMO Verified.

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  • Adults: 1000 - 2500mg daily in water or added to juice or smoothie. Your health advisor may suggest far higher amounts. BE AWARE TO BULD UP DOSAGE SLOWLY IF TAKING HIGHER DOSES.
  • Pregnant /Nursing Women: According to Baby Med "Vitamin C is perfect for keeping the immune system healthy. When pregnant, the RDA is 85 mg per day, but Vitamin C supplementation is safe up to 2,000 mg. You must consult with your health care practitioner before taking Vitamin C during this stage.
  • Children: According to the Daily Recommended Intake on the Baylor College of Medicine website, children between the ages of two and three need 15 mg of Vitamin C a day. Children between 4 and 8 require 25 mg a day and kids between the ages of nine and 13 need 45 mg a day.
  • Dr. Michael Colgan takes 5 grams daily. 
  • Dr. Linus Pauling took 10 to 18 grams daily. 
  • Albert Szent Gyorgi, who isolated vitamin C in 1928, recommended 1 gram daily.  
  • Patrick Holford - The UK's leading Nutritionist says "Research shows that just 500mg of Vitamin C daily can cut death rates by 50%" and he takes 5 grams daily.

Additional Notes:.
It's your choice on how much Vitamin C you want to take,  As with all vitamins and minerals its up to you how long a period to take a supplement, some people like to do it daily for a few weeks on then a few weeks off, some just taking it occasionally. Vitamin C is totally safe, its been used for a very long time all over the world with no record of any harm cause, the only thing to remember is its laxative effect which can also lead to an upset stomach, if you decide to take large doses its recommended by many to begin slowly working your way up or you could give yourself a stomach ache.

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  • Size: 500g
  • Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep sealed and protected from moisture.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years

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