Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient well known for its vital role in the immune system. Vitamin C is also necessary for the production of collagen (a structural protein in connective tissue) and is therefore important for skin, bone, and joint health. Vitamin C is needed for amino acid metabolism, hormone synthesis, and the utilization of many nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. It is also a highly effective antioxidant that can protect the body's cells and molecules from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen molecules generated during normal metabolism and exposure to environmental stressors. NOW® C-500 Complex is a blend of Acerola and Rose Hips (natural sources of Vitamin C) plus Citrus Bioflavonoids and Rutin which work synergistically to support Vitamin C utilization
Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, the FDA has determined that the evidence is limited and not conclusive.
As a dietary supplement, take one tablet daily, preferably with meals