Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble compound that the body needs to thrive, but cannot generate on its own. This makes it an essential nutrient. The nutrient is available in vitamin C supplements and various foods, including citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli and kale.
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is helpful in neutralizing free radicals that cause damaging oxidative stress, which can affect overall well-being and accelerate the cellular aging process.** This vitamin is popular for supporting the immune system and for its ability to complement vitamin E, another important health-enhancing nutrient and antioxidant.** Vitamin C benefits the body in the creation of collagen, a protein that is crucial to healthy blood vessels and capillaries, connective tissue and skin, as well as hair and nails.**
In the 18th century, British naval physician James Lind discovered that consuming vitamin C-rich citrus fruits prevented sailors from developing the detrimental health issues associated with a deficiency in the nutrient, though the specifics of the vitamin weren't yet realized. During the 1930s, Hungarian researcher Albert Szent-Györgyi successfully isolated vitamin C and won a 1937 Nobel Prize for his efforts, and supplements of the vitamin soon became available. Decades later, another Nobel recipient, American scientist Linus Pauling, became a strong advocate for its numerous benefits. In part due to Pauling's ringing endorsement during the latter part of the 20th century, vitamin C supplements have become a popular way to support overall well-being.**
Vitamin C Directions for Use
Contact your health care practitioner prior to taking vitamin C supplements or starting any nutritional supplement regimen. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin C is 75-90 mg (milligrams), while the Linus Pauling Institute suggests 400 mg per day. Eating fruits and vegetables in five servings daily offers approximately 200 mg of vitamin C. For immune support, it is commonly recommended to take between 500 mg and 1 g (gram) daily.** The tolerable upper intake limit for vitamin C has been set at 2,000 mg. Because vitamin C is soluble in water, it is eliminated from the body relatively quickly and needs to be replenished more often than fat-soluble vitamins.**
The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a treatment for specific medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or any health concerns. The information on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Never delay seeking medical advice or not follow it because of anything that appears on this site. All products sold on this site are for personal use and are not for resale. All resale of our products is strictly prohibited. All orders placed through this site are subject to our acceptance, in our sole discretion. We may refuse to accept or cancel any order, whether or not it has been confirmed, without us having any liability to you or any one else. We reserve the right to discontinue any program or offer at any time, with no additional notice.
*All shipping offers and prices apply for orders within the 48 Contiguous U.S. States; will automatically apply to your cart at checkout. Shipments to Canada exclude all duties, tariffs, brokerage fees and local taxes. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change our shipping policy at any time by posting revised terms to our Shipping Policy. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any changes we may make to this policy. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this policy or other terms means you accept the changes. See our shipping policy for important details.
† Only 1 promo code can be applied at the time of purchase. All promo codes are limited to 1 per household. We reserve the right to end or change a promotion at any time
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
^Get 10% off your purchase of $50 or more; 15% off your purchase of $75 or more; 20% off your purchase of $100 or more. Order amounts exclude sales tax and shipping charges. Valid only on Piping Rock Brand Items. Not valid on prior purchases. Offer excludes items in the crazy deal category. Cannot be combined with additional coupons or promotions. Hurry—offer expires on 11/30/15 at 11:59 pm.
If you would like to unsubscribe from future Piping Rock emails, please click here
Copyright 2015 Piping Rock Health Products, LLC.
Piping Rock Health Products, 2120 Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779