Description Usage Supplement Facts Crystalline vitamin C a water-soluble antioxidant promotes a healthy immune system* provides support for connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, skin, muscle) formation* supports wound healing because it is a cofactor for collagen synthesis* consider for post-surgery support* Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) has several mechanisms of action that give it wide-ranging value to body structures and functions. It is a potent water-soluble antioxidant; it enhances the immune system; and it supports connective tissue formation.* Vitamin C is essential for the support of wound healing because it is a cofactor for the synthesis of collagen and other connective tissue components.* The combined effects of vitamin C on collagen synthesis, antioxidant status, and immune function make it an important nutrient for surgery patients and wound healing.* Vitamin C is necessary for the action of the enzymes involved in phase I liver detoxification.* In addition, as an antioxidant it helps quench the free-radical intermediates created during this first phase of detoxifying substances in the liver.* Furthermore, vitamin C raises levels of the important antioxidant glutathione by increasing its rate of synthesis, thus enhancing the liver's phase II detoxification as well.* Vitamin C can also protect against the toxic effects of heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, and cadmium.* The ascorbic acid products manufactured by Thorne contain only pure, crystalline vitamin C – without added corn starch, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and diluents – to ensure greater bioavailability and efficacy.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggested Use Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner. ALLERGY WARNING This product is contraindicated in a individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. PREGNANCY If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product. INTERACTIONS There are no known interactions or contraindications at publication date. OTHER WARNINGS Vitamin C can cause diarrhea in some individuals in large doses, which can vary from person to person. This resolves when the dosage is reduced. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 1 capsule Servings per container: 250 Ingredients Amount %DV Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 1g † * % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule.