Vitamin C is the most important water-soluble antioxidant nutrient and is involved in a wide variety of biochemical reactions throughout the body. Included in its functions is the synthesis of collagen, the basis of connective tissue, found in virtually every cell of the body.
Because of its molecular structure, vitamin C is able to donate hydrogen atoms from two hydroxyl positions to neutralize free radicals. The body uses vitamin C during detoxification and inflammation processes, as well as immune system functions including white blood cell production, histamine release and degradation, the reduction of Glutathione and the metabolism and protection of several other nutrients.
Buffered Vitamin C Developed by Stephen A. Levine, PhD. has pioneered the development of buffered vitamin C products, and continues to offer the purest vitamin C products available. In addition to its hefty content of Vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid, our buffered vitamin C also supplies potassium, a mineral that is vital to heart function. Buffered Vitamin C also contains calcium and magnesium, minerals necessary to insure strong bones, at approximately one half the RDI per heaping teaspoon, which may make it desirable for individuals who do not regularly consume dairy products.
Buffered Vitamin C is formulated with carbonates of potassium, calcium and magnesium, giving an acid-alkaline buffering action (pH 7.0 in water), potentially improving bowel tolerance and minimizing hyperacidity.