Optimized Liposomal Vitamin C contains 1000 mg of Vitamin C per serving as Ascorbic Acid. This product comes is a vanilla-orange natural fruit flavored liquid and requires refrigeration ONLY AFTER OPENING .
Vitamin C is essential to life itself. Without it we cannot survive. Human beings unfortunately have lost the ability to manufacture Vitamin C, so it must be obtained from food. Unfortunately our bodies can only absorb maximally about 18% of the vitamin C we ingest. Taking more vitamin C does not increase absorption and can cause stomach irritation and severe diarrhea.
The Vitamin C in this product is “encapsulated” meaning that it has been naturally “trapped” inside microscopic spheres called liposomes. Due to the liposomal technology employed this product, the absorption of “Liposomal Vitamin C” is markedly higher than the plain Vitamin C equivalent. In addition the gastric irritation and diarrhea are also typically avoided.
Liposomes are microscopic fat-soluble spheres, resembling tiny cells, with Vitamin C intentionally trapped inside the water-soluble center. Liposomes actually resemble our own cells; in fact liposomes are made of the exact same building blocks as our own cell membranes. Phospholipids, like Phosphatidylcholine (PC), are the common building blocks of cell walls as well as our liposomes. Because of this, once Liposomal Vitamin C is ingested orally, the liposomes pass through the stomach intact and then easily attach to the cell membrane of the small intestine cells where absorption of nutrients in food occurs. Once attached, liposomes then “fuse” with our own cells releasing the Vitamin C content to our circulation. This process also serves to replenish our own cell membranes with a fresh supply of Phosphatidylcholine to strengthen cell structure. It is important to point to point out that the liposomes in this product are produced in a natural process using no added pressure, temperature or solvents so as to ensure that the phosphatidylcholine liposomes remain undistorted and non-hydroxylated.
Vitamin C is a key factor in collagen production (skin, blood vessels, ligaments and bones), adrenalin and carnitine synthesis (energy), it directly boosts the immune system, and it has a potent antioxidant function.
Collagen Production: Collagen is the structural protein found in all animal tissue. It holds our muscles to our bones, provides structural support for veins and arteries, and more. Vitamin C is required for collagen synthesis along with the amino acids proline and lysine. Vitamin C is, therefore, required for the maintenance of normal connective tissue as well as for wound healing since synthesis of connective tissue is the first event in wound tissue remodeling. Vitamin C is also necessary for bone remodeling due to the presence of collagen in the organic matrix of bones.In the absence of enough collagen, individuals may develop thin skin and weaker blood vessels, bones, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to aneurysms (blood vessel wall thinning), possible stroke, and even the ruptured ligaments and tendons commonly seen in sports injuries.
Energy Production: Vitamin C is required in the breakdown of fat for energy use. It takes part in the synthesis of a molecule called carnitine which serves as a shuttle bringing fats into the mitochondria in our cells for energy production. This means it can have a powerful influence on our energy levels.
Immune Support: Vitamin C may have a direct effect against infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and even cancer cells. At very high doses administered in IV form, it can generate peroxide (H2O2), which may account for this effect. Read More about High Dose IV Vitamin C here. Research has shown that the antioxidant properties of vitamin C can reduce the severity of symptoms associated with H1N1 influenza virus and is considered an important add-on therapy in surviving the flu. Adrenal Support: Vitamin C is required for conversion of tyrosine to adrenalin, and the synthesis of the bile. It is present in high amounts in the adrenal gland cortex and these levels are depleted after adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation of the gland and synthesis of the stress hormone cortisol, which is why it’s important to replete vitamin C level during times of high stress.
Antioxidant Properties Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps protect cell structures like collagen, proteins, and DNA from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are common in high stress states, chronic illness and infections. Free radicals are also present in the environment in the form of UV rays (sun damage), cigarette smoke and polluted air.
Take on an empty stomach or between meals. Use ¾ of a tsp. (about 4 ml) directly or mix in water or juice.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Intended for use by adults and children over 4 years of age. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine appropriate dose and suitability for children.*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Store in a dry, cool place away from sunlight. Refrigerate only after opening and use within 45 days. Refrigeration before opening is not necessary.
Age recommendations: Adults
Weight (lbs.): 0.45
Dimensions (inches): Diameter 1.75 / Height 6.5