Many physicians are recommending very high doses of vitamin C supplementation. Up to now Kirkman has offered two forms of vitamin C, chewable tablets and hypoallergenic capsules both of them dosed at 250 mg. With doctors now suggesting from one to three grams daily, the 250 mg. dosage forms may not be convenient or practical for some individuals. Kirkman has therefore developed a buffered vitamin C powder which is very easy to administer and is great tasting. Our Buffered Vitamin C is formulated with sodium, potassium and magnesium ascorbates to produce a buffered, acid balanced product which is very gentle on the stomach because the normal high acidity of ascorbic acid is counteracted by the ascorbates. One quarter of a teaspoon supplies 1100 mg. of vitamin C. This product is part of Kirkman's Bio-Max series, insuring a form of vitamin C which is formulated to be extremely high in absorption qualities. Vitamin C is the most popular vitamin supplement in the United States. The human body does not manufacture its own vitamin C, therefore dietary sources and supplementation must be relied on to prevent deficiency. The list of health conditions where vitamin C has shown promise is very long and need not be summarized here. Its value in the good health of children is extremely important for the following reasons: 1. Vitamin C supports the immune system
2. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and possesses free radical activity
3. Collagen is the main protein substance in the human body. It literally holds our body together in the form of tissue, tendons cartilage etc. Vitamin C is essential in the production of collagen.
Vitamin C's role in immune system support is one of the key elements which make it very critical for supplementation in children. Vitamin C assists white blood cell function, including antibody levels and responses. It is imperative that growing, active children not be deficient in this nutrient.