Ascorbic Acid 1 gram 250 Capsules - Canadian Customers Only
Vitamin C has Powerful Antioxidant Properties. Antioxidants are compounds that play a central role in health and disease. They help fight disease-causing free radicals, minimizing oxidative stress and damage to cells. Studies show that antioxidants also aid in the treatment and prevention of multiple chronic conditions, including heart disease, autoimmune disorders and even cancer.
One of the most well-known benefits of vitamin C is its ability to improve immune health. Studies have repeatedly confirmed the immune-boosting benefits of vitamin C. Getting enough vitamin C may help reduce symptoms and shorten the duration of respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold.
Vitamin C can enhance iron absorption to help prevent iron-deficiency anemia. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that taking vitamin C with a meal was able to increase iron absorption by up to 67 percent.
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