What is Pure Nutrition Vitamin C-1000?
Pure Nutrition Vitamin C-1000 is an easy-to-swallow tablet form of pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid) with synergistic rose hips fruit powder. Each tablet provides an ultra-potent dose of 1,000 mg of vitamin C and 50 mg of rose hips powder.
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient that plays a major role in immune function and fighting off free radicals. Humans are not able to synthesize vitamin C endogenously as various animals can; therefore, it must be ingested regularly for optimal health and longevity.
Vitamin C is one of the water-soluble vitamins and plays many roles in wellness, primarily by acting as an antioxidant. Consequently, vitamin C is necessary for regulating oxidative stress, energy production, and immune function.1 Vitamin C is also required for proper formation of neurotransmitters (especially dopamine and norepinephrine) and liver health.2 Recent research even suggests that supplemental vitamin C promotes healthy cortisol rhythms and cognitive function (i.e. learning and memory).3,4
Benefits of Pure Nutrition Vitamin C-1000
Vitamin C is a key antioxidant in humans, with many roles throughout the brain and body. Benefits of supplementing with Pure Nutrition Vitamin C-1000 may include:
- Anti-oxidant support and enhanced immune function
- May reduce the risk of contracting head colds
- Promote cognitive function and neuronal integrity
- Help increase collagen synthesis
- Support healthy cortisol balance
Vitamin C is one of the essential micronutrients and acts primarily as an electron donor (reducing agent/antioxidant) within the body. Many of its biochemical and physiological functions appear to be governed by this property.
Research is ongoing as to the precise means by which vitamin C affects humans, especially within the central nervous system and immune system. Findings suggest that vitamin C is imperative for supporting neuronal differentiation and maturation, as it has been shown to increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) - a peptide that contributes to cell survival and replication.
Vitamin C also supports catecholamine synthesis by acting as a co-substrate for enzymes that help form dopamine and noradrenaline.5 Contrarily, studies suggest that deficiency of vitamin C increases risk of depression, accelerates neurodegeneration, and suppresses cognitive function (by decreasing catecholamine production).6,7
Moreover, research has shown that as little as 250 mg of vitamin C per day can support healthy cortisol levels, especially in active individuals.4
Not only that, but research has also demonstrated that college students who consumed high doses of supplemental vitamin C reported 85% less flu and cold symptoms than those who took no vitamin C supplement.8 While vitamin C can’t “cure” an infection or guarantee you will never get sick, it is unequivocally beneficial for immune function.
Furthermore, vitamin C is needed for the body to synthesize collagen, a key component of connective tissues.9 When the body lacks vitamin C, the risk of a collagen-related disease called Scurvy increases; this condition can cause symptoms such as lethargy, anemia, and skin issues. Consuming adequate vitamin C, through diet and supplementation, can help protect against scurvy.10
Pure Nutrition Vitamin C-1000 Dosing Recommendations
In conjunction with a balanced diet, take one tablet of Pure Nutrition Vitamin C-1000 daily, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed one tablet per day. If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
- Figueroa-Méndez, R., & Rivas-Arancibia, S. (2015). Vitamin C in health and disease: its role in the metabolism of cells and redox state in the brain. Frontiers in physiology, 6.
- Wei, J., Lei, G. H., Fu, L., Zeng, C., Yang, T., & Peng, S. F. (2016). Association between dietary vitamin C intake and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a cross-sectional study among middle-aged and older adults. PloS one, 11(1), e0147985.
- Pearson, J. F., Pullar, J. M., Wilson, R., Spittlehouse, J. K., Vissers, M., Skidmore, P. M., ... & Carr, A. C. (2017). Vitamin C status correlates with markers of metabolic and cognitive health in 50-year-olds: findings of the CHALICE cohort study. Nutrients, 9(8), 831.
- Peters, E. M., Anderson, R., Nieman, D. C., Fickl, H., & Jogessar, V. (2001). Vitamin C supplementation attenuates the increases in circulating cortisol, adrenaline and anti-inflammatory polypeptides following ultramarathon running. International journal of sports medicine, 22(07), 537-543.
- Padayatty, S. J., Katz, A., Wang, Y., Eck, P., Kwon, O., Lee, J. H., ... & Levine, M. (2003). Vitamin C as an antioxidant: evaluation of its role in disease prevention. Journal of the American college of Nutrition, 22(1), 18-35.
- Penninx, B. W., Guralnik, J. M., Ferrucci, L., Fried, L. P., Allen, R. H., & Stabler, S. P. (2000). Vitamin C deficiency and depression in physically disabled older women: epidemiologic evidence from the Women’s Health and Aging Study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157(5), 715-721.
- Paleologos, M., Cumming, R. G., & Lazarus, R. (1998). Cohort study of vitamin C intake and cognitive impairment. American journal of epidemiology, 148(1), 45-50.
- Gorton, H. C., & Jarvis, K. (1999). The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics, 22(8), 530-533.
- Libby, P., & Aikawa, M. (2002). Vitamin C, collagen, and cracks in the plaque.
- Padayatty, S. J., & Levine, M. (2001). New insights into the physiology and pharmacology of vitamin C. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 164(3), 353-355.