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Great for immune system, adrenal function, skin, and joints
on May 25, 2014
This ascorbic acid has helped heal my fatigued adrenal glands. I take 1 gram (1,000 mg.) three times a day with meals. My adrenal glands are healing nicely with this. Of course I take this ascorbic acid along with other supplements I purchased on Amazon (pantothenic acid, magnesium, rhodiola, ashwaghanda, licorice, Tulsi, burdock, etc) as part of a comprehensive adrenal fatigue healing program. The adrenal glands use a large amount of the body's vitamin C, especially during times of stress. It is wise to give your body extra C as humans cannot manufacture it in our body, unlike most animals. Also, adrenal glands are integral to a healthy, functioning immune system. Ascorbic acid is water soluble and excess will be excreted by the body. To be absorbed optimally and not cause GI distress, it is best taken with meals, preferably in divided doses.
This product comes in a heavy duty Mylar bag to protect it from moisture, light, and air. It is best to transfer a smaller amount upon receipt to a light-resistant bottle to protect freshness and prevent oxidation.
Vitamin C is also necessary for collagen production in the body. It can help your body repair and maintain collagen in joints & connective tissue. In addition to taking this vitamin C orally, I also apply it once a day topically to my face, neck, and chest as an anti-aging/wrinkle and brightening serum. I make a 20 percent solution to use as a topical face serum to maintain facial collagen. This solution is kept in an amber or blue bottle with dropper to protect from UV light degradation. There is much information on the web on creating your own do-it-yourself cosmetics, if you are interested. During adult years, approximately 1 percent of facial collagen is lost per year unless steps are taken to maintain it. Ascorbic acid is a potent collagen re-builder, antioxidant, and suppresses excess melanin causing pigmentation, effectively "brightening" the skin. Making my own serum saves me appropriately $150/bottle or $600/year. Using oral and topical vitamin C definitely keeps skin looking younger, and is a very cost-effective anti-aging measure.
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