LifeLink Vitamin C 1000mg 100 Sustained Release Tablet
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Vitamin C is an essential cofactor for enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen the chief structural protein in muscles, vascular tissues, skin, bones and cartilage and also plays roles in the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters, in immunity, and in prevention of oxidative damage.
Major vitamin C deficiency weakens vascular tissue a condition called scurvy and causes widespread capillary bleeding, bleeding gums, and loosening of the teeth. Lesser deficiencies can be caused by insufficient C intake, physical or psychological stress, smoking, alcohol use, and infections. Symptoms include fatigue, lassitude, loss of appetite, drowsiness, insomnia, irritability, and lowered immunity.
According to clinical studies, vitamin C suppresses cancer, heart disease, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers; it speeds wound healing. In other studies, vitamin C supplementation at 1000 mg/day or more consistently decreased the incidence, symptoms, and duration of colds, and reduced the risk of pneumonia by 80%. In a study of 700 students, Vitamin C at 1000 mg/hour for the first 6 hours followed by 3000 mg/day reduced cold and flu symptoms by 85%.
ABOUT THE POWDER FORM A level quarter teaspoon of Vitamin C powder weighs about 1200 mg.
ABOUT THE TIME-RELEASE FORM The body can absorb only about 400 mg of unassisted vitamin C during a several-hour period. The time-release form parcels out the dose, improving absorption and duration of action. Lysine and magnesium are added for synergy in preventing certain conditions such as asthma attacks.