Vitamin C Products
This crystallised acid is a synthetic copy of one of the compounds or ‘vitamer’ that make up vitamin C. Being a very popular additive in today’s market Indigo Herbs brings you this fine unadulterated Ascorbic Acid to add to whatever you might like to give you that extra vitamin C kick to your diet. Our bodies do not produce Vitamin C naturally like plants and animals, so we need to take it in through our diet. This powder can supplement our daily intake. Taking a higher dosage of Vitamin C is thought to bring additional health benefits.
The history of how this crystal was discovered came from the observation of how lemon juice helped sailors reduce the chances of getting the dreaded scurvy. First thought to be the acidic content of the lemon juice that helped combat this disease tests were then carries out using vinegar. When vinegar didn’t have the same results as the lemon juice a Norwegian research team deduced that it must be a lack of a dietary supplement that was causing the disease. Several studies were conducted until the British chemist Walter Norman Haworth was able to correctly determine the structure of Vitamin C/Ascorbic Acid in 1933. From this point Ascorbic Acid has been produced synthetically to become an additive in many foods to enhance flavour and nutritional content.