Vitamin C Preserves Fetal Lungs in Pregnant Mothers Who Smoke

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According to research at UCSF in May of 2012, smoking during pregnancy adversely affects fetal lung development, but it can be prevented by vitamin C during the last trimester. A study on 159 smoking pregnant women revealed that just 500 mg/d of vitamin C before 22 weeks of gestation would raise their low vitamin C levels to normal and also improve pulmonary function tests to their offspring at 48 hours postpartum. They suggested that the incidence of asthma in these babies would be substantially lower.

Twelve percent of pregnant women smoke. We all know the effects of smoking on the risk for lung cancer, emphysema, heart attacks, strokes, renal insufficiency, and osteoporosis.



Vitamin C Preserves Fetal Lungs in Pregnant Mothers Who Smoke

Buffered Vitamin C Powder 240g

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Buffered vitamin C is created by linking ascorbic acid with a mineral such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. This form of vitamin C is non-acidic, which means it is much better absorbed and provides the additional benefits of calcium, magnesium, and potassium supplementation. The body does not make vitamin C, so it must be taken in through diet. Benefits of Vitamin C supplementation include immune system support, adrenal function, collagen formation for healthy skin, and cardiovascular health.* 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Product Contains: Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 2000 mg; Calcium (as Calcium Ascorbate) 80 mg; Magnesium (as Magnesium Ascorbate) 160 mg; Potassium (as Potassium Bicarbonate) 200 mg.

This product does not contain: wheat, yeast, soy , gluten, eggs, dairy, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.



Serving Size: 3 grams (approx. 1 teaspoon)

Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 3 grams (approx. 1 teaspoon) daily or as directed by your health care practitioner.



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