Description of Vitamin C-1000 Caps, 250 Capsules from Twinlab
TwinLab Vitamin C 1000 Caps
TwinLab Vitamin C 1000
Crystalline Vitamin C
TwinLab C-1000 Caps are easier to swallow and assimilate
Well tolerated by most highly allergic individuals
No tablet binders, coatings or colorings
Free of the most common allergens such as yeast, barley, wheat, lactose (milk sugar) and all milk, citrus, fish and egg products. No added flavorings, sugars, salt, artificial sweeteners, colorings, preservatives or salicylates.
TwinLab Vitamin C 1000 is manufactured in our own state of the art facility. Packaged in a glass bottle for maximum stability, quality and freshness. One hard gelatin capsule contains 1000 mg of Pure Crystalline Vitamin C.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is probably one of the most highly publicized, yet least understood, of all of the vitamins. Championed by Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, Ph.D., and advocated by many nutrition buffs, vitamin C is indeed a fascinating and important nutrient (or micronutrient) necessary for human life.
Why is Vitamin C important?
Vitamin C is important to all animals, including humans, because it is vital to the production of collagen. Vitamin C is also important because it helps protect the fat-soluble vitamins A and E as well as fatty acids from oxidation. Vitamin C prevents and cures the disease scurvy, and can be beneficial in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.
- Type 1 - Connective tissue of skin, bone, teeth, tendons, ligaments, fascia, organ capsules
- Type 2 - Cartilage
- Type 3 - Connective tissue of our organs (liver, spleen, kidneys, etc.)
- Type 4, 5 - The separating layer between epithelial and endothelial cells as well as between skeletal or smooth muscle cells (basal lamina), kidney glomeruli, lens capsule, and Schwann and glial cells of the nervous system.
As you can see, collagen is everywhere in the body, and vitamin C plays a role in the formation of collagen. So, how is vitamin C involved in collagen synthesis?
When collagen is produced, there is a complex series of events, some occurring inside of the cell, and some outside of the cell. Vitamin C is active inside of the cell, where it hydroxylates (adds hydrogen and oxygen) to two amino acids: proline and lysine. This helps form a precursor molecule called procollagen that is later packaged and modified into collagen outside of the cell. Without vitamin C, collagen formation is disrupted, causing a wide variety of problems throughout the body.
Directions of Vitamin C 1000
As a dietary supplement, one or more capsules daily. Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
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