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Vitamin C | Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a white, water-soluble crystalline substance with strong reducing properties. It is also an important antioxidant in the human body. Interestingly, ascorbic acid is essential only for humans and a few other primates, as other mammals are capable of biosynthesizing it.

Vitamin C contributes to:

  • The maintenance of normal immune system function during and after intense physical exercise
  • Normal collagen formation
  • Normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth
  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Normal nervous system function
  • Normal psychological function
  • Normal immune system function
  • The protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • Regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
  • Increased absorption of iron

‍Vitamin C is a natural component of the ingredients of ManaPowder and ManaDrink, but we also add extra. Precise information on the quantity of vitamin C in ManaPowder Origin can be found here. Precise information on the quantity of vitamin C in ManaDrink Origin can be found here.

Mana is nutritionally complete food. Enjoy it as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

 Sources:

Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals, Scientific Committee on Food, Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies, EFSA 2006, online: https://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/efsa_rep/blobserver_assets/ndatolerableuil.pdf

Vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition, Second edition, World Health Organization, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations 2004. online: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/42716/9241546123.pdf?ua=1

Clinical studies:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1815/epdf

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1226/epdf