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Vitamin C (Fine Powder) 250 grams
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Highlights:

Serving Size 1/4 teaspoon (approx. 1.065 g)
Amount per serving % DV
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1,054 mg 1,760
†   Daily Value not established
Other ingredients:
Suggested Use: 1/4 teaspoon mixed in water or juice as desired, preferably with a meal. For reference, one level teaspoon contains approximately 4.26 grams of vitamin C.


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Overview

Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) — An excess won’t hurt you, but a deficiency will ruin you.

Vitamin C is an essential cofactor for enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen — the chief structural protein in muscles, vascular tissues, skin, bones and cartilage — and also plays roles in the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters, in immunity, and in prevention of oxidative damage.

Major vitamin C deficiency weakens vascular tissue — a condition called ‘scurvy’ — and causes widespread capillary bleeding, bleeding gums, and loosening of the teeth. Lesser deficiencies can be caused by insufficient C intake, physical or psychological stress, smoking, alcohol use, and infections. Symptoms include:

  • fatigue, lassitude, drowsiness
  • loss of appetite
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • lowered immunity.

According to clinical studies, vitamin C:

  • suppresses cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s
  • speeds wound healing.

In other studies, vitamin C supplementation:

  • decreased the incidence, symptoms, and duration of colds (1000 mg/day or more)
  • reduced the risk of pneumonia by 80% (1000 mg/day or more)
  • reduced cold and flu symptoms by 85% (1000 mg/hour for the first 6 hours followed by 3000 mg/day).

ABOUT THE POWDER FORM: A level quarter teaspoon of Vitamin C powder weighs about 1200 mg.

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Vitamin C is an essential cofactor for enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen — the chief structural protein in muscles, vascular tissues, skin, bones and cartilage — and also plays roles in the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters, in immunity, and in prevention of oxidative damage.

Major vitamin C deficiency weakens vascular tissue — a condition called ‘scurvy’ — and causes widespread capillary bleeding, bleeding gums, and loosening of the teeth. Lesser deficiencies can be caused by insufficient C intake, physical or psychological stress, smoking, alcohol use, and infections. Symptoms include fatigue, lassitude, loss of appetite, drowsiness, insomnia, irritability, and lowered immunity.

According to clinical studies, vitamin C suppresses cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s; it speeds wound healing. In other studies, vitamin C supplementation (at 1000 mg/day or more) consistently decreased the incidence, symptoms, and duration of colds, and reduced the risk of pneumonia by 80%. In a study of 700 students, Vitamin C (at 1000 mg/hour for the first 6 hours followed by 3000 mg/day) reduced cold and flu symptoms by 85%.