Kirkman's Vitamin C Hypoallergenic Capsules have a plant cellulose shell with vegetable grade magnesium stearate as a lubricant. No fillers, flavors or other potential allergens are present.
The vitamin C in this product is derived from ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate. By using this combination, the extreme acidity of pure ascorbic acid is neutralized by the sodium ascorbate; this produces a buffering effect which is easier on the digestive tract than straight ascorbic acid.
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.