The Importance of Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble antioxidant vitamin that plays a role in many body functions.* It is essential in helping to maintain collagen (a protein necessary for forming skin, ligaments, bones, and teeth) and for helping to maintain healthy blood vessels.* Vitamin C is also essential for the function of white blood cells, which are critical components of the immune system.*

In addition, vitamin C plays an important role in the absorption of iron, which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells.* Vitamin C requires daily replenishment because human beings, unlike most other animals, cannot manufacture it or store it to any appreciable amount. Instead, the kidneys, acting as regulators, excrete vitamin C causing the need for regular replenishment.

What’s so special about Solgar® Ester-C® Plus? Ester-C® provides 24-hour immune support.* This well-absorbed form of vitamin C is buffered and pH neutral (non-acidic), making it gentle on the stomach. It is manufactured by a unique water-based process that combines vitamin C with calcium using no chemical solvents.

A special manufacturing process is employed to produce this unique form of vitamin C while also creating vitamin C metabolites. These metabolites positively impact uptake and make it easier to retain vitamin C molecules in your body — including in white blood cells, an essential component of the immune system.*1 Highly absorbable Ester-C® gets and stays in your system, providing 24-hour immune support.*

Gentle on the stomach, Ester-C® is an excellent choice for individuals sensitive to acidic foods. A study in which subjects sensitive to acidic foods were given one gram of vitamin C from Ester-C® showed that Ester-C® was much better tolerated than vitamin C as straight ascorbic acid.2 Solgar is proud to offer this patented, clinically-studied form of vitamin C in our exclusive Ester-C® Plus formulas. This well-retained proprietary complex further incorporates natural bioflavonoids and acerola along with rose hips yielding beneficial antioxidant and active immune system support.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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