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- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Citrus Bioflavonoids, Rose Hips
Citric Acid Monohydrate, Maltodextrin, Magnesium Stearate, Hydroxypropylmethlcellulose
Adults take one tablet daily or as directed by a health professional.
Contains no added gluten, nuts, eggs, dairy, fish or shellfish, starch, soy, wheat, or yeast.
- Hi Potency Vitamin C
- With Citrus Bioflavonoids + Rosehips
- Time Release Formula
- Supports Healthy Immune Function
- Essential for Overall Good Health
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Articles by a naturopathic doctor.
Essential Vitamin C
Vitamin C is the most widely used supplement. Humans cannot manufacture their own vitamin C; therefore it must be taken in through the diet. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that is used all over the body. It speeds tissue growth and repair, supports hormone production, increases immune system functioning, protects the body from toxins and prevents cancer. It also regulates cholesterol, blood pressure and blood clotting. There are several types of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is the basic form. To buffer the natural acidity of vitamin C manufacturers can bind it to other molecules. Two examples are calcium ascorbate (Ester-C) and ascorbyl palmitate. It also makes vitamin C easier for the body to absorb and decreases the loss of the vitamin through the urine. This increases the cost of the supplement but it is beneficial to those taking high doses of vitamin C and those who cannot tolerate acidic substances.
Vitamin C comes in a variety of dosage forms including conventional pills, time-released tablets, syrups, powders and chewable tablets. A qualified practitioner can even administer it intravenously. Vitamin C is usually derived from corn or dextrose but tapioca-sourced C is also available. Vitamin C is often combined with bioflavinoids like hesperidin and rutin. These substances work synergistically with Vitamin C. Rose hips are a good substitute for straight vitamin C because they are the richest natural source of vitamin C. Rose hips are also a good source of bioflavinoids. Vitamin C is lost in the urine only a few hours after it is taken so frequent dosing is important.
Bioflavonoids exist in all plants. They occur in high concentrations in citrus plants, alongside Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids are essential for the absorption of vitamin C. The body cannot produce them; rather they must be taken in through the diet. They are called vitamin P because they regulate the Permeability of vessels and increase vessel strength. They are used to treat injuries because they repair damaged capillaries, which allows the body to restore proper blood flow to the area. Thus pain is relieved and bruising is minimized. They work with vitamin C to kill bacteria, increase circulation, stimulate bile flow, lower cholesterol, prevent cataracts and prevent herpes outbreaks.
There are many different types of bioflavonoids. Most bioflavonoids complexes contain some of the following bioflavonoids, citrin, flavones, hesperidin, quercitin and rutin. Rutin and hesperidin are bioflavonoids that are well studied for their effect on the vascular system. They can be used for minimizing bruising or treating conditions such as hemorrhoids or varicose veins because all of these conditions occur due to compromised veins and capillaries. Quercitin is a bioflavonoids that acts as an antioxidant, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory, in addition to its vascular effects. It stabilizes the membranes of mast cells. Mast cells release histamine when they come into contact with an allergen so that the body mounts an immune response. It is this immune response that is responsible for allergic symptoms such as runny nose and itchy watery eyes.
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