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AMINO Z VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is one of the most versatile and important nutrients to the human body, having to be consumed daily as we do not synthesize any of this vitamin naturally.
And yet, many people are surprisingly deficient in it as a result of one thing or another. Not a big consumer of fruits? That’s exactly why vitamin C in supplemental form was developed. There is scarcely a reason why you shouldn’t be consuming it daily, but if we had to guess it’s probably because you aren’t fully aware of all that it does.
Its most important roles include:
May Boost Immunity
One of the most well-known benefits of vitamin C supplementation is its ability to enhance immune health. In particular is its ability to stimulate various white blood cell types such as T cells[i] and lymphocytes to safeguard the body against pathogenic infections.
But there’s more. Another noteworthy way it can support immune health is via its ability to tackle reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can damage healthy cells by increasing the rate and number of oxidative processes. Thus, vitamin C also possesses anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent immune system compromise.
May Help Preserve Muscle Mass
Oxidation and subsequent inflammation are everyday processes the body undergoes, but left unabated can lead to extensive muscle loss, and not to mention breakdown of many other structural components of the body.
High dose vitamin C supplementation has an inhibitory effect on cortisone; the body’s pro-inflammatory natural steroid hormone. This hormone increases the rate of catabolic processes, or those that lead to the breakdown of tissue (the opposite of anabolic processes).
If you are ill, or unable to train for an extended period of time, vitamin C can function as an anti-catabolic[ii] supplement to help slow down the rate of muscle loss you might experience. Even better, if you train frequently it may help you accrue lean mass faster (just don’t take immediately post-workout).
May Support The Structural Integrity Of The Body
There are many structures that make up the body and which help to maintain its integrity, but in particular we are referring to those tissue types that have a high collagen density[iii]. Such tissue types include the hair, skin, mucus membranes (gum, organs), and blood vessels.
Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of collagen[iv], a connective protein type that helps support structural rigidity of the tissue types it occurs in. For instance, lack of vitamin C can cause scurvy, a disease that impairs wound healing and can lead to bleeding and associated complications brought on by inefficient connective tissue integrity.
Vitamin C is one of those nutrients that you should absolutely not skimp on. The myriad of benefits it has on physical well-being as well as overall health should convince you to take more of it. If there was one supplement that you should take daily to help your body function optimally, it would have to be vitamin C. Shoot for a minimum of 500mg daily, increasing up to 2000mg as needed to replenish depleted levels during a flu or cold.
[i] Huijskens MJ, Walczak M, Koller N, et al. Technical advance: ascorbic acid induces development of double-positive T cells from human hematopoietic stem cells in the absence of stromal cells. J Leukoc Biol. 2014;96(6):1165-1175. doi:10.1189/jlb.1TA0214-121RR
[ii] Takisawa, S., Funakoshi, T., Yatsu, T. et al. Vitamin C deficiency causes muscle atrophy and a deterioration in physical performance. Sci Rep 9, 4702 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41229-7
[iii] Pullar JM, Carr AC, Vissers MCM. The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Nutrients. 2017;9(8):866. Published 2017 Aug 12. doi:10.3390/nu9080866
[iv] DePhillipo NN, Aman ZS, Kennedy MI, Begley JP, Moatshe G, LaPrade RF. Efficacy of Vitamin C Supplementation on Collagen Synthesis and Oxidative Stress After Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018;6(10):2325967118804544. Published 2018 Oct 25. doi:10.1177/2325967118804544
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Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Mix 1 serve with 250mL of water and mix well with a shaker.
Please note that the nutritional profile will vary according to your flavour selection.
Lab Test Results
Product quality and transparency is at the heart of our values. Below you will find the independent third-party lab tests we have published relevant to this product.
Ingredient Lab TestsAscorbic Acid (Vitamin C) : Lab test date: 04/09/18
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) : Lab test date: 04/09/18
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