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Vitamin C


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Bluebonnet Vitamin C provides vitamin C from pure L-ascorbic acid. Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble, essential nutrient. Human beings are actually one of the few mammals that are unable to synthesize vitamin C, making it one of the essential nutrients that must be obtained from the diet. Vitamin C is involved in many complex functional roles in the body, such as neurotransmitter, collagen, carnitine and tyrosine synthesis and catabolism.

In addition to its many functional roles, vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant, either by scavenging or neutralizing oxygen or nitrogen free radicals, protecting healthy cells in the body and lungs. Dietary sources that are high in vitamin C include orange juice, strawberries, oranges, fortified cereals and most citrus fruits.