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NOW Foods – Vitamin C-500 with Rosehip – 250 Tablets

NOW Foods Vitamin C is perhaps the most popular vitamin known to man. Vitamin C as Now Foods Vitamin C-500 with Rosehip is taken supplementally by millions of people worldwide for its antioxidant properties, which are well documented in medical research. NOW Fodos Vitamin C-500 provides a potent dosage of this key vitamin and is blended with Rose Hips, a natural source of Vitamin C and a synergist. From the FDA website: “Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.”
Antioxidant Protection
with rosehip
Halal and Kosher
Vegan and vegetarian formula
low sodium
Soy, Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free
GMP quality assured
a dietary supplement
What is Calcium Ascorbate?
Calcium Ascorbate is a buffered salt (mineral) form of the water-soluble antioxidant Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Calcium is reacted with ascorbic acid to buffer the acidic nature of this vitamin, making it gentler for the special needs of those who may have a sensitive gastrointestinal tract. The pH of this Buffered Mineral Ascorbate is approximately 6.8 7.4 compared to ascorbic acid which is about a pH of 2.5 . Calcium Ascorbate provides approximately 10% elemental calcium.

What does Calcium Ascorbate do?
Ascorbate (vitamin C) is a reducing sugar (has a reactive ene-diol structure) that is involved in biochemical processes such as hydroxylation of proline and lysine used in the formation of collagen and healthy connective tissue. A deficiency in Ascorbate results in a disease called scurvy which manifests itself as weakened collagen fibers, rotting teeth, delayed wound healing and open sores on the skin. Ascorbate is involved in many other vital functions such as mobilizing iron, stimulating the immune system and as an antioxidant in scavenging reactive free radicals.

Is this a necessary vitamin or can our bodies make enough to meet our needs?
Many plants and animals do not need to consume foods rich in ascorbic acid to meet their need for vitamin C, because they are genetically programmed to produce enzymes that convert glucose into ascorbic acid. Unfortunately humans only have 3 of the 4 enzymes needed for internal production of ascorbic acid, so we must satisfy our physical needs for this important vitamin by eating foods rich in vitamin C and or taking a good supplement.

What is the function of Citrus Bioflavonoids?
Bioflavonoids are biologically active flavonoid compounds found throughout the plant kingdom. Since the discovery of flavonoids in 1936 when they were isolated from lemons and named citrin and vitamin P over 4,000 different types have been characterized. Although there are several forms of bioflavonoids in the complex, the predominant form is Hesperidin. These flavonoids exhibit beneficial effects on capillary permeability and therefore support blood flow. They are antioxidants that work synergistically with vitamin C.

Why are there color variations in your different Vitamin C products, and are they safe?
Most natural Vitamin C products vary in color from batch to batch and from bottle to bottle. There are normally variations in the color of the raw material used during manufacturing, which is a normal occurrence. This is due to natural color variations in the source of vitamin C. In general, you will find C supplements in colors ranging from light tan to light gray.

Can I pour the powder in NOW Vitamin C capsules into a liquid instead of swallowing the capsule?
Many people are unwilling or unable to swallow capsules, tablets or softgels for various reasons. NOW Vitamin C encapsulated products can be opened and poured into a liquid for consumption. Juice or water is recommended if you choose this method. However, taking vitamin C with water on an empty stomach is the recommended method of intake. NOW does not recommend trying this method with vitamin C in pill form, although you can grind or crush a pill into powder form and add to water or juice. If you choose to do this, use a mortar and pestle for best results and minimal product loss. Why go through the trouble when NOW already carries Vitamin C powder. Save time and hassle by ordering this form.