Applied Nutrition Vitamin C Powder Review
Vitamin C is a product from UK based company Applied Nutrition. This product states that it can fight free radicals, support the immune system and boosts collagen formation. This review will aim to examine the ingredients in this product to see if it can support the claims made.
Ascorbic Acid Is another form of VItamin C. Vitamin C is known to be a powerful antioxidant (1). Studies have suggested that it can increase endothelial nitric oxide by protecting it from oxidation and increase synthesis, another function that Vitamin C has suggested includes reducing blood pressure (2), however the only proven function of vitamin C is the prevention of scurvy (3).
This product does contain ingredients that can help support the immune system and boost collagen formation. It can also reduce blood pressure. This product can be consumed throughout the day. This product has no banned substances when referring to the WADA prohibited list when observing the label / ingredients posted on the website.
*NOTE – This product has not been tested in a laboratory and may contain other substances that may not appear on the label
1 – Kalt, W., Forney, C. F., Martin, A., & Prior, R. L. (1999). Antioxidant capacity, vitamin C, phenolics, and anthocyanins after fresh storage of small fruits.Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 47(11), 4638-4644.
2 – Huang, A., Vita, J. A., Venema, R. C., & Keaney, J. F. (2000). Ascorbic acid enhances endothelial nitric-oxide synthase activity by increasing intracellular tetrahydrobiopterin. Journal of biological chemistry, 275(23), 17399-17406.
3 – 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.