Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that cannot be produced by the body, therefore, it must be replenished daily. Vitamin C has several beneficial purposes including developing and maintaining healthy skin and bones, to form collagen and also enhances the absorption of iron from plant-based foods we eat. Vitamin C also provides support to the body’s immune system.* “Superior Source” Vitamin C 500 mg, “Sour Cherry Melts”, utilizes sodium ascorbate, which is a buffered (non-acidic) form of C that does not contribute to gastric irritation. Although each MicroLingual tablet contains very little sodium (only 1% of the Daily Requirement), it is helpful in offsetting the natural acidity of Vitamin C, creating a smoother less acidic taste. As sodium ascorbate is a fully reacted, truly buffered form of vitamin C, it has a high degree of tissue compatibility. Additionally, it is the preferred form for intravenous infusion. The sodium in this product differs from common table salt in that it is not combined with chloride like the “salt” most often associated with hypertension.* NO sugar added; only sweetened with a little stevia. This is preferable to most “chewable” vitamin C products that typically are loaded with lots of sugar.