Vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant, and even in small amounts can protect us from damage by harmful compounds.. It is vital to immune function and is an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in the body. It is truly our most universal antioxidant. Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a necessary nutrient that humans cannot synthesize on their own. It is essential to the body production of collagen and the formation of blood vessels, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and skin. It is needed for wound healing and to repair tissues throughout the body. Vitamin C can help metabolize cholesterol into bile acids and increase the bioavailability of iron from foods. It recycles the potent fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E, and can help elevate levels of our master detoxifier, glutathione. It is critical to immune function and may also protect against heart disease. With oral dosing of conventional vitamin C, absorption decreases with increasing dosage due to gastrointestinal saturation, or ‚bowel tolerance.‚ For this reason, Dr. Christopher Shade, Ph.D., developed our Liposomal Vitamin C, enabling effective, high level dosing. In addition, the formula uses Quali¬Æ-C, a premium ‚buffered vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate. Buffered vitamin C is generally better tolerated by those with gastrointestinal sensitivity.