Vitamin C is the most important water-soluble antioxidant nutrient and is involved in a wide variety of biochemical reactions throughout the body. Humans, unlike most other mammals, cannot manufacture vitamin C, so we must rely on food or nutritional supplements. Vitamin C is stored in tissues throughout the body, and is especially concentrated in the adrenal glands, where it is crucial for the production of adrenal hormones involved in responding to stress. The body uses vitamin C in immune system functions including white blood cell production, histamine release and degradation, the reduction of glutathione, and the metabolism and protection of several other nutrients. Vitamin C is involved in detoxifying heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and nickel. It is involved in the production of collagen and elastin, important connective tissue proteins. Vitamin C may also support HDL cholesterol within normal levels, and bone mineral density. Allergy Research Group has pioneered the development of buffered vitamin C products, and continues to offer the purest and least allergenic vitamin C products available. In addition to its hefty content of ascorbic acid, our buffered vitamin C also supplies the macro-minerals calcium and magnesium at approximately one half the RDI per heaping teaspoon, which may make it desirable for individuals who do not regularly consume dairy products. Buffered Vitamin C Powder is formulated with carbonates of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, giving an acid-alkaline buffering action (pH 7.0 in water), potentially improving bowel tolerance and minimizing hyperacidity. Allergy Research Group Buffered Vitamin C has been used clinically for offsetting acute hypersensitivity reactions and the addictive craving for foods, cigarettes and other withdrawal states from stimulants and alcohol. A study at the HaightAshbury Free Clinic in San Francisco demonstrated that Buffered Vitamin C could offset and reduce withdrawal symptoms for stimulants and opiates by 90% in outpatients, who took a teaspoon of Buffered Vitamin C whenever they felt a craving. Our newest vitamin C product is Micro Liposomal C. It utilizes European Non-GMO vitamin C, in pure essential phospholipids from Non-GMO sunflower lecithin. The soy-free liposomes are several times smaller than other vitamin C liposome products. Micro Liposomal C pours freely as a liquid and tastes great.