Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) has several mechanisms of action that give it wide-ranging benefit in the body. It is an important water-soluble antioxidant, it promotes a healthy immune system, and it supports connective tissue formation.*
Vitamin C is essential for promoting wound healing and supporting injury repair because it is a cofactor in the synthesis of collagen and other connective tissue constituents.* The combined positive effects of vitamin C on collagen synthesis, antioxidant status, and immune function make it an important nutrient for surgery patients and for wound healing.*
Vitamin C is necessary for the action of enzymes involved in phase I liver detoxification.* In addition, as an antioxidant it helps quench the free-radical intermediates created during this first phase of detoxifying substances in the liver.* Furthermore, vitamin C helps raise the level of the important antioxidant glutathione by increasing its rate of synthesis, thus enhancing the liver’s phase II detoxification.* Vitamin C also protects against the toxic effects of heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, and cadmium.*
The ascorbic acid products manufactured by Thorne contain only crystalline vitamin C – without added corn starch, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and diluents – to ensure optimal absorption and efficacy.*
Ascorbic Acid One Gram is NSF Certified for Sport®.
Amount Per Serving:
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 1 g
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule
Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Use only if bottle is sealed. If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.