Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a potent water-soluble antioxidant involved in numerous biochemical pathways. It enhances the immune system; it supports connective tissue formation; it is necessary for phase I liver detoxification enzymes and to help quench free-radicals in the liver; vitamin C raises glutathione levels, thus enhancing phase II detoxification; it is involved in bile acid synthesis; and, vitamin C is essential to cardiovascular and neurological function. Vitamin C is essential for maintenance of healthy cartilage and for wound healing.
Vitamin C – a water-soluble antioxidant
Promotes a healthy immune system
Provides support for connective tissue formation (tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscle)
Supports wound healing because it is a cofactor in the synthesis of collagen