Sunday, February 5, 2017
Health Labs Nutra Extra-Strength Vitamin C 1,000mg
Health Labs Nutra Extra-Strength Vitamin C 1,000mg with Rose Hips – Promotes Optimal Immune Health (100 Fast-Acting Tablets)
I don’t eat as well of a balanced diet as I should have, so I try to get all the vitamins and minerals that I am not getting through diet through supplements. I got these vitamin C pills to help my immune system and for healing. I was a little disappointed that these weren’t chewable tablets. I really like the taste of the chewable vitamin C and sometimes like eating them as if they were candy.
These pills are huge. Like horse pills. I don’t like how big the pills are and how difficult they are to swallow. 4 stars.
Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Humans, unlike most animals, are unable to synthesize vitamin C endogenously, so it is an essential dietary component.
Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and certain neurotransmitters; vitamin C is also involved in protein metabolism. Collagen is an essential component of connective tissue, which plays a vital role in wound healing. Vitamin C is also an important physiological antioxidant and has been shown to regenerate other antioxidants within the body, including alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E). Ongoing research is examining whether vitamin C, by limiting the damaging effects of free radicals through its antioxidant activity, might help prevent or delay the development of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases in which oxidative stress plays a causal role. In addition to its biosynthetic and antioxidant functions, vitamin C plays an important role in immune function and improves the absorption of nonheme iron, the form of iron present in plant-based foods. Insufficient vitamin C intake causes scurvy, which is characterized by fatigue or lassitude, widespread connective tissue weakness, and capillary fragility.
· SUPPORTS IMMUNE HEALTH & GLOWING SKIN – Specially formulated blend promotes optimal immune health and glowing, lustrous skin with the help of high-potency lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and tangerine concentrates.
· BOOSTS ANTIOXIDANTS & IMPROVES CIRCULATION – Contains acerola powder derived from fresh cherries for an additional source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, and hesperin (found in citrus) for improved circulation