VitC-Flex is a vitamin C supplement for dogs. Vitamin C supplementation is vitally important in certain cases, and very beneficial in most cases. The demand for Vitamin C increases quite dramatically when any kind of stress is involved. Stressful situations can be defined as, but not limited to travel, boarding, showing, racing, competing, illness, fear and exposure to pollution. Any animal subjected to stress will immediately produce large quantities of adrenalin to counter the stress, the adrenalin in turn blocks the availability of Vitamin C in the gut, which in turn severely impairs many vital bodily functions. One of the most important functions of extra vitamin C is as an “anti-oxidant”. All mammals are subject to agents within our bodies called Free Radicals. These Free Radicals can cause various chemical changes within the body which affects cell growth, moulting, recovery from injury etc. Vitamin C is vital during any kind of stressful or competitive activity, helping with the recovery of the animal. During muscular activity large amounts of adrenalin are released and high volumes of oxygen are burnt up. This produces a build up of a toxin called Lactic Acid within the bloodstream and muscles causing cramps. Vitamin C helps remove the Lactic Acid before it is able to affect the muscles. 1 x 5 gm Teaspoon VitC-Flex contains 625mg of pure Vitamin C.