What Is Vitamin C?

Highly Bioavailable

Our Multivitamin for Vegans contains Vitamin C sourced from a highly bioavailable and natural extract made from gooseberries.

Vitamin C Sources

Plant-based foods like tomatoes or citrus fruits are the richest sources of natural Vitamin C.

Boosts Your Immunity

Vitamin C is recognized for its ability to boost your immunity due to its role in the production of infection-fighting white blood cells.

Made From Gooseberries

Our Multivitamin for Vegans contains Vitamin C sourced from a highly bioavailable and natural extract made from gooseberries.

Vitamin C Overview

Vitamin C, otherwise known as ascorbic acid, is an important vitamin that plays a role in the growth and repair of body tissue. Vitamin C is necessary to carry out various bodily functions such as the absorption of iron, formation of collagen, healing of wounds, and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of natural Vitamin C, with citrus fruits, tomatoes, and potatoes making up a significant portion of dietary Vitamin C in the US. Other Vitamin C rich foods include cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts and cauliflower.

What Is The Recommended Daily Amount of Vitamin C?

The recommended dosage of Vitamin C is 90 mg daily for men and 75 mg for women, although there is a safe upper limit of 2000mg. Our Multivitamin for Vegans contains 100% of the daily recommended Vitamin C dosage (90 mg) in order to ensure adequate nutrition for all who consume it!

Key Benefits of Vitamin C

Key Benefit 1

Vitamin C helps to increase the absorption of non-heme iron, the type of iron found in plant-based foods.

Key Benefit 2

Vitamin C boosts collagen production which promotes healthy hair, skin, and nail growth.

Key Benefit 3

Vitamin C has been shown to support certain cognitive functions, helping to enhance your thinking skills and memory capacity.

Key Benefit 4

Revered for its immune boosting properties, Vitamin C helps to produce powerful white blood cells that fight against infection.

Key Benefit 5

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can prevent aging and reduce the risk of various diseases by reducing the presence of free radicals throughout the body.

Vitamin C Benefit 1

Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant which means it helps to fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can cause damage to your cells, illness, and ageing. Free radicals have been linked to a variety of illnesses and Vitamin C provides your body with powerful protection.

Vitamin C Benefit 2

Vitamin C is a supercharged immune booster. Renowned for its immune fortifying properties, Vitamin C is involved in many aspects of the immune system such as the production of lymphocytes and phagocytes, the white blood cells responsible for fighting against infection.

Vitamin C Benefit 3

A lesser-known benefit of Vitamin C is its protective benefits for the brain. Studies show that Vitamin C can enhance brain functions such as the processing of information and memory. In order to keep your cognitive edge, be sure to load up on this essential vitamin!

Why Do Vegans Need Vitamin C?

Where Do Non-Vegans Get Their Vitamin C?

Sufficient amounts of Vitamin C can be acquired from certain animal products such as raw liver, fish roe and eggs. Lower amounts are also present in raw meat and fish. Typically, meat and fish don't contain high levels of vitamin C but certain animal organs like the kidney and liver are rich animal sources of this vitamin.

What Vegan Foods Are Rich In Vitamin C?

Fortunately, plant-based foods are the richest sources of Vitamin C. The list of fruits and vegetables high in Vitamin C is lengthy and includes foods such as brussel sprouts, broccoli, blackcurrants, citrus fruits, papaya, strawberries, cabbage, mange-tout, cantaloupe melon, kiwi, grapefruit, berries, tomatoes, and potatoes - among many others. The Australian Kakadu plum is a particularly potent source of Vitamin C with 100 times the amount of oranges!

Why Vegans May Need To Supplement Their Vitamin C Intake

Although many plant-based foods are rich in Vitamin C, supplementation for vegans may be necessary to ensure adequate absorption of iron. Because plant-based (non-heme) iron is not as easily absorbed by the body as its animal-based counterpart (heme iron), a Vitamin C supplement is recommended for those following a plant-based diet. This is because Vitamin C boosts iron uptake by capturing non-heme iron and storing it in a more usable form.

Vitamin C Sustainability

How Do We Source Vitamin C Sustainably?

The Vitamin C used in our Multivitamin for Vegans is sourced from organic amla extract; a highly bioavailable and natural extract made from gooseberries. The fruit is harvested by hand and in ways that are gentle to the planet. We work with a supplier who embraces sustainability along the gooseberry supply chain through their Responsible Sourcing Initiative that sets strict criteria for economic accountability, social responsibility, safety, and environmental leadership. We’re proud to partner with a Vitamin C supplier that cares for the planet and its people just as much as we do so that we can bring you a sustainable Vitamin C supplement!

Vitamin C FAQs

Is it OK to take vitamin C pills every day?

While daily consumption of Vitamin C pills is generally considered safe, it’s important to regulate your dosage considering overconsumption can have adverse effects on your health such as stomach pain and nausea. The safe upper limit for Vitamin C consumption is quite high (at 2,000mg) which means it would take a good amount of foods and pills to exceed the daily recommended dosage. However, it’s still important to regulate your nutrient intake to be sure you are being kind to your body and honoring yourself in ways that are safe and sustainable.

What is the best form of vitamin C to take?

We believe that the best kinds of supplements are those that are sustainable for your health and for the planet. That’s why we’re thrilled to source Vitamin C from organic amla extract; a highly bioavailable and natural extract made from gooseberries. The fruit is harvested by hand and in ways that are gentle to the planet. Healthy for you and for the planet - that’s what we consider “the best”!

What are the benefits of taking vitamin C supplements?

Regular consumption of Vitamin C through supplementation, diet, or a combination of the two has been linked to a variety of health benefits such as the increased absorption of iron, enhanced immunity, formation of collagen, healing of wounds, and maintenance of healthy cartilage, bones, and teeth. By ensuring that you meet the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C, you are honoring your body and preserving your health!

Is it OK to take vitamin C 1000mg daily?

While taking 1000mg of Vitamin C daily is generally considered safe considering that it is below the “safe” upper limit of 2000mg, it’s recommended that adults consume between 75-90mg. Although you technically can consume more, this is the optimal amount that has been determined to be safest and most beneficial for your health.

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