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Vitamin C or ascorbic acid, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is of paramount importance to life. In 1937, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Albert Szent-Györgyi (Wikipedia) for his studies of its biological functions: vitamin C supports numerous body functions including the immune system. Despite its importance, the body does not manufacture vitamin C and it is water-soluble. As a result, vitamin C is not stored in the body and must be consistently replenished by consuming fresh foods or taking supplements. All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin C. Rich sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, sweet peppers, berries, tomatoes, broccoli, leafy greens, potatoes and cantaloupe. Among common nutrients and biochemicals, vitamin C is probably the most popular. Once ingested, vitamin C is readily absorbed by the intestines and continues its transport through the watery components of the human body, helping to build collagen protein and doubling as an antioxidant along the way. Ascorbic acid, together with sodium, potassium, and calcium salts, are typically used as antioxidant food additives. Commercial vitamin C is often a combination of ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate and/or other ascorbates. Vitamin C helps the body repair damaged tissue, maintain healthy collagen, and promote healthy teeth and bones. Together with flavonoids, polyphenolics, and water insoluble compounds (such as Vitamin E), l-ascorbic acid helps other antioxidants become more effective and successful in their work.
Yes. PureBulk has never sold anything but the bioactive form of Vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid. In fact, there are no major manufacturers producing the non-bioactive form of vitamin C, D-ascorbic acid, or the racemic DL-ascorbic acid that contains equal parts of the bioactive and non-bioactive forms of vitamin C.
PureBulk's L-ascorbic acid is a food grade product derived from corn and contains no fillers, additives or anti-caking agents. Keep cool and dry, away from strong light and heat. Do not freeze.
L-ascorbic acid, the chemical name for Vitamin C, is the most bioavailable form of ascorbic acid (more than D-ascorbic acid) and is frequently added as a nutrient in commercially produced foods and beverages. This product is a white or yellowish white fine granular powder that dissolves quickly in water and has a sour taste. It can be mixed with water or fruit juices or drinks. It is normal for ascorbic acid crystals to discolor slightly upon exposure to air and moisture. For people who are sensitive to sour products or for those who do not like the sour taste of ascorbic acid supplements, we suggest using ascorbic acid capsules. Please note that ascorbic acid is a relatively fragile molecule and it may be lost from foods during preparation, cooking, and/or storage. Ascorbic acid is easily destroyed by oxidation, particularly in the presence of heat and alkalinity.
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center: Vitamin C National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: Vitamin C fact sheet NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information at Purebulk.com is NOT a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use any dietary supplement as a replacement for conventional care, or as a reason to postpone seeing a doctor about a medical problem. Tell all your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates herbal and other dietary supplements differently than conventional medicines. The standards for supplements are found in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), a federal law that defines dietary supplements and sets product-labeling standards and health claim limits. To learn more about DSHEA, visit the FDA Web site.
*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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