How much and how often should you use sodium ascorbate capsules?
Take the ascorbic acid tablets exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Please remember that vitamin C tablets are only part of a complete program of treatment and should be combined with proper diet, exercise, and weight control.
Mechanism of Action
In humans, an exogenous source of ascorbic acid is required for collagen formation and tissue repair by acting as a cofactor in the posttranslational formation of 4-hydroxyproline in Xaa-Pro-Gly sequences in collagens and other proteins. Ascorbic acid is reversibly oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid in the body. These two forms of the vitamin are believed to be important in oxidation-reduction reactions. The vitamin is involved in tyrosine metabolism, conversion of folic acid to folinic acid, carbohydrate metabolism, synthesis of lipids and proteins, iron metabolism, resistance to infections, and cellular respiration.