Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C or L-Ascorbic Acid) is a naturally occurring organic compound found in a range of plants, including citrus, tomatoes and red capsicum. Ascorbic Acid Powder is typically used daily to promote optimal health, particularly during the colder months of the year.
Vitamin C offers natural antioxidant benefits, protecting cells against the damaging effects of free-radicals. Antioxidants are often taken after aerobic or endurance exercise to neutralise the free-radicals formed during this form of activity. Vitamin C has also been shown to lower cortisol levels during intense exercise, which is believed to offer a muscle-sparing effect. Vitamin C Powder may be taken during times of stress and to promote adrenal gland health.
Ascorbic Acid Powder may be used to support the conversion of proline to hydroxyproline and lysine to hydroxylysine, which supports the integrity of soft tissues, like collagen. Given this role, Vitamin C is essential to the health of collagen, cartilage, tendons, bone, muscle and ligaments. This product also has non-nutritional applications, such as photo development.