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®.