Thorne Research Vitamin C 500 MG
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the most well acknowledged nutrients worldwide. Not only is vitamin C a key antioxidant, protecting cells throughout the body from free radical damage, this water-soluble vitamin serves as a cofactor in the synthesis of important neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and norepinephrine, and plays an integral role in the production of cellular energy.*
Vitamin C is essential for proper metabolism of carbohydrates and synthesis of fats and proteins.* It helps break down cholesterol and also helps maintain healthy immune function.*
Vitamin C promotes wound healing because it is a cofactor for the synthesis of collagen and other connective tissue components.* The term ascorbic acid refers to vitamin C in its purest form, not bound to any other compound.
Thorne's Vitamin C with Flavonoids contains ascorbic acid and citrus flavonoids (a mixture of naturally-occurring flavonoids, including rutin, hesperidin, and quercetin), and is 100 percent pure. Thorne's vitamin C supplements contain no corn starch.* Although it is not true that ascorbic acid will not work in the body without flavonoids, vitamin C does work better when accompanied by flavonoid molecules, as their presence in cells spares vitamin C and provides greater antioxidant activity.*
Vitamin C is an essential, water-soluble antioxidant for collagen stabilization. A deficiency can result in poor collagen cross-linkage and weaker connective tissue. Bioflavonoids have some of the same mechanisms of action, potentiating the effect of ascorbic acid.* In addition to immune support, connective tissue support, and its role in cellular energy production, antioxidant activity is one of the primary reasons for vitamin C supplementation.* In addition to strong antioxidant activity, flavonoids support other key functions in the body.*
Factors dictating higher vitamin C include smoking, alcohol ingestion, stress, diabetes, pregnancy, environmental toxicity, and the use of certain drugs.*
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Please be advised: Thorne Research is a professional line and can only be sold under the recommendation and supervision of a practitioner.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
|Vitamin C (As Ascorbic Acid)||500 mg||833%|
|Citrus Bioflavonoids||75 mg||*|
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, silicon dioxide.
Recommended Use: Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Warning: If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.