Pure C - 907g - Vita Flex

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Vita Flex® Pure C™ supplement contains only absolutely pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid). No fillers of any kind have been added.

Vita Flex® Pure C™ supplement is a useful, highly palatable addition to equine feeding programs

Pure C

Manufacturer: Vita Flex


Vitamin C in its purest form: 

• Pure vitamin C: Enhanced antioxidant and connective tissue nutrition, in an affordable, easy-to-feed supplement. 

• Contains pure ascorbic acid – yet is very palatable 

• Essential in the production of collagen, GAGs and other critical connective tissue elements 

• Eliminates free radicals produced by oxidation and inflammation 

 

Guaranteed Analysis:    

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Per Pound =  442,250 mg

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C ) Per ¼ oz  =  6,910 mg

Ingredient Statement:  ascorbic acid.

Metric Conversion:

1kg ~2.2lb               1lb ~ 453.6g

1g ~ 0.0353oz         1oz ~ 28.35g


Although in horses vitamin C is produced in the liver, optimum health during periods of stress, intensive exercise, illness or injury may require more vitamin C than the body can produce. Vitamin C, sometimes called the “workhorse of the vitamins”, is required in hundreds of metabolic processes. Vita Flex Pure C™ contains only premium grade, very palatable pure ascorbic acid, for maximum flexibility and value. Pure C is the most economical, most effective way to enhance horses' diets with the benefits of vitamin C. 

The horse's body needs vitamin C to grow, maintain, and repair structural tissues. The first vitamin to be chemically isolated, vitamin C was originally noted for its ability to prevent scurvy, a disease marked by the breakdown of circulatory and connective  tissue. More recent research has shown the need for vitamin C in producing specific proteins, such as collagen, and other structural elements of connective tissue. Because of this connection, many studies have focused on the impact of vitamin C on healing rates, bone modeling, blood vessel integrity, and tooth formation. 

 Vitamin C is also an important “helper” nutrient, assisting in the absorption of iron and calcium, the formation of folic acid, and the metabolism of the amino acids tyrosine and tryptophan. Vitamin C also enhances the activity of bioflavonoids (hesperidin, quercetin, rutin, etc.), plant products that have been studied for their role in maintaining capillary integrity and scavenging free radicals. 

The optimum long-term health of the horse rests upon a strong defense, against both external and internal threats. Vitamin C has long been  noted for its support of the immune system. Current research is looking at the impact of vitamin C on the incidence and progress of viral infections. Also a potent antioxidant nutrient, vitamin C eliminates damaging free radicals produced within the body during oxidation and inflammation. Even the basis of the “macro defense system”, the adrenal gland, depends on vitamin C to maintain reserve capacity and healthy balance in stressful situations. 

  

Feeding Directions:

Enclosed scoop holds ¼ ounce.

Feed 1 scoop daily for maintenance.

During periods of stress, feed up to 2 scoops daily. Severely stressed horses may benefit from additional amounts.

Keep cool and dry.  Reseal after each use.


Pat Coleby recommends the use of Vitamin C extensively in her books on Natural Farming, Natural Horse Care and Natural Pet Care.

 

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