Bluebonnet Nutrition – Vitamin C500 Plus Rose Hips Dietary Supplement – 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Bluebonnet Nutrition Vitamin C500 Plus Rose Hips Dietary Supplement provide vitamin C from pure L-ascorbic acid, rose hips and bioflavonoids from all natural citrus fruits in easy-to-swallow vegetable capsules for maximum assimilation and absorption.
Vitamins differ from macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and fats by virtue of the amount required. Typically, minuscule amounts are needed in comparison. Plus, vitamins are not used as an energy source. Instead, they are critical for the normal functioning, growth, repair and maintenance of cells and tissues and are required in individual units rather than long chains of smaller units. However, like carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamins are organic compounds, meaning that they are carbon-containing and are essential to one’s overall well-being. In fact, a deficiency of just one vitamin can have a profound effect on the body and health.
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble, essential nutrient. Human beings are actually one of the few mammals that are unable to synthesize vitamin C, making it one of the essential nutrients that must be obtained from the diet. Vitamin C is involved in many complex functional roles in the body, such as neurotransmitter, collagen, carnitine and tyrosine synthesis and catabolism. In addition to its many functional roles, vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant, either by scavenging or neutralizing oxygen or nitrogen free radicals, protecting healthy cells in the body and lungs. Dietary sources that are high in vitamin C include orange juice, strawberries, oranges, fortified cereals and most citrus fruits.