Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant and one of the best researched nutrients. Most mammals can produce vitamin C as they need it but the human system evolved without this ability, so we must ensure an adequate daily intake to stay healthy. Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables, but it is easily destroyed by heat, cooking, processing, and storage, and rapidly eliminated from our system in the urine. Vitamin C is best known for strengthening the immune system by supporting and improving white blood cell function. It is also essential for the proper formation of collagen, the building block of many tissues, and an important factor in the development of bones, teeth and cartilage. Vitamin C also helps to reduce histamine release in the body, thereby alleviating allergy symptoms. There are numerous forms of vitamin C with ascorbic acid being the most basic. People wanting a clinically proven form that is easier on the system than ascorbic acid should choose a form like Ester-C brand calcium ascorbate.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each chewable tablet contains:
(from Ester-C brand calcium ascorbate/sodium ascorbate)
Non-medicinal Ingredients: stevia leaf powder, dextrose, fructose, citric acid, silicon dioxide, guar gum, stearic acid (vegetable), magnesium stearate (vegetable).
Children (5 and up): Chew 1 to 2 tablets a day or as recommended by a health care practitioner.
Adults: Chew 2 to 6 tablets a day or as recommended by a health care practitioner.
Dairy, gluten, peanuts, artificial sweeteners colours and preservatives.