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.
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!
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.
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”!
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!
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.
Promotes brain function, while influencing immune and heart health.
Increases natural collagen production, while boosting your musculoskeletal system health and clearing skin.
Provides natural energy, while supporting your nervous system.
Is critical for immune cell function and supports your metabolic system.
Promotes healthy genetic expression and gene methylation, while playing a protective role in carcinogenesis of pancreatic and bladder cancer.
Helps your body absorb the other minerals in our formula for optimal effects.