- Boosts the immune system and supports healthy cells.
- Supports collagen production for cardiovascular health.
- Neutralizes free radicals.
Thanks to the remarkable work of Linus Pauling, vitamin C has gained recognition over the past few decades as an essential nutrient for immune health. Unfortunately, the body cannot produce vitamin C on its own and has difficulty absorbing oral sources of vitamin C like supplements and foods.
Adding Liposomes improves absorbability. Liposomal vitamin C encapsulates the vitamin C molecules in liposomes (fatty phospholipids). Our product uses a natural (non-hydrogenated) phosphatidylcoline to create the liposomal shield. Liposomes act as a protective buffer, allowing vitamin C to move through the digestive system unharmed and easily permeate cell walls. Because liposomes are able to pass through the digestive barrier unscathed, they can transport vitamin C molecules directly to the bloodstream where they deliver nutrients to the cells. As a result, liposomal vitamin C sports an absorption rate of over 90 percent! Additionally, Cell Nutritionals’ Liposomal Vitamin C comes in liquid form to provide a more readily absorbable fat-soluble vitamin for members concerned with achieving optimal levels of vitamin C.
Boosting the Immune System & Fortifying Cells. Vitamin C’s most important role in the body is to stimulate immune cell function. By fortifying white blood cells against rampant free radicals, vitamin C boosts the immune response. Free radicals are unstable molecules missing an electron, which may cause damage to cells, tissues, and organs. Vitamin C acts as a potent antioxidant, scavenging these free radicals and preventing oxidative stress from surfacing throughout the body.
Producing Collagen to Protect Arteries. Collagen is a fibrous protein responsible for keeping ligaments, bones, tendons, skin, and arteries feeling healthy and supple. Coronary arteries that fuel the heart are often under intense oxidative stress. These arteries rely on collagen to maintain their elasticity and prevent cholesterol buildup. Vitamin C plays a vital role in collagen synthesis and repair by fusing the damaged ends of collagen molecules together, thereby creating an open channel for blood flow.
Two-time Nobel prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling was the first to realize vitamin C's crucial role in maintaining health, particularly the value in protecting our body's immune system. In 1970 he wrote Vitamin C and the Common Cold, which brought wide public attention while creating a huge and continuously increasing demand for vitamin C. Pauling’s understanding of vitamin C's role as a collagen manufacturer lead to his theory that when there is a vitamin C deficiency in our body, collagen production is limited, and blood vessels tend to become thinner and weaker from wear and tear. Plaque deposits then form to compensate for this weakness.
In May of 2004, the American Journal of Public Health reported that close to 23% of Americans have marginally low to low vitamin C in their blood. Many of the fruits and vegetables we eat today consist of very low levels of vitamin C and overcooking those foods further decreases their vitamin C content.Centuries before the isolation and understanding of vitamins, symptoms of vitamin C deficiency or scurvy were observed in sailors who went many weeks at sea without eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Scurvy symptoms include non-healing wounds, bleeding gums, bruising, and overall weakness. Though symptoms of vitamin C deficiency had been observed for centuries, it was not until 1747 that James Lind, a Scottish physician, discovered that scurvy could be prevented by the consumption of citrus fruit. This led to the includsion of certain fresh foods and fruits in sailors' diets. In 1928, Hungarian Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, isolated what he would call "anti-scorbutic principle" (or ascorbic acid) from lemon juice. This, of course, was vitamin C.
Each serving contains 1,000mg of liposomal vitamin C. For best results, use 5 millileters daily (about 1 teaspoon), or as directed by your physician. Gently shake before using and refrigerate after opening.
- Vitamin C may increase the absorption of iron into the body
- Adverse effects of vitamin C are dose-related. Over 2,000mg per day may cause diarrhea and gastrointestinal upset.