Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid that is absorbed by the intestines and then reabsorbed through the kidneys. It aids the body in many key metabolic reactions, functioning within the blood stream and inside cells to support cell health and immune system function.† Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that functions as a free radical scavenger.† Free radicals are the natural by-products of everyday metabolic and immune system processes. They are incomplete atoms or molecules that attack nearby molecules in an attempt to become complete. Antioxidants such as vitamin C are part of the body's natural support system against free radicals, safely neutralizing the harmful substances and helping to promote healthy cells.†
Foods with vitamin C include strawberries, kiwifruit, oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, tomatoes, red pepper, green pepper, broccoli & potatoes.
Vitamin D’s major function is to support bone health by enhancing calcium and phosphorus absorption and maintaining healthy blood levels of these minerals.† Individuals who get enough calcium and vitamin D throughout life may reduce the risk of osteoporosis through the mechanism of optimizing peak bone mass during adolescence and early adulthood. In addition, vitamin D may regulate and support normal functions of immune cells in the body.† This formula provides 800 IU of vitamin D per serving (2 gummies), which secures the intake requirement for people of all age groups.
Excellent sources of vitamin D include salmon, mackerel and mushrooms as well as milk, egg yolks and cheese.