itamin C is a busy nutrient! It assists the immune system, helps maintain skin integrity with collagen, is needed for iron absorption and helps in the creation of enzymes, hormones and proteins. Plus it works with bioflavonoids to help protect your body from damaging free radicals.
- Supports the immune system
- Protects against free radical damage
- Aids in collagen production
- 500 mg vitamin C per tablet
Vitamin C Citrus Bioflavonoids
The Story behind Citrus Bioflavonoids. In the 1930s, Hungarian chemist Albert Szent-Györgyi discovered and named ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which literally means “anti-scurvy.” In 1936, he found a group of bioflavonoid compounds that he named vitamin P. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1937 for his discoveries and for his description of the oxidation process. American biochemist and two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling studied scientific literature on vitamin C and became a true advocate for this nutrient, penning Vitamin C and the Common Cold in 1970. Grapefruit is native to Barbados and was popular in the West Indies before it was more widely known. Lemons are likely native to China and perhaps Burma. The orange tree, now one of the most cultivated in the world, can be traced to the 4th century in China! Rose plants grow globally in the northern hemisphere. Native North Americans ate rose hips in the wild as a dietary staple. During World War II, when citrus fruit was scarce, Britons gathered rose hips and made them into syrup to nourish children.