Rethink Vitamin C
Rethink Vitamin C
Vitamin C is the most widely sold supplement in the entire world. Think about where you've seen it... not just on online supplement stores or at your local pharmacy, but everywhere. Supermarket aisles packed with different brands. crammed into fortified processed foods. We've even seen it in gas stations, hours from any major city.There's no denying the potential of vitamin C. Traditionally used for treating scurvy, evidence has shown that vitamin C can prevent the common cold at least in athletes, repair muscle damage, increase blood flow, reduce fatigue, increase bone mineral density and many, many more things.
There are major problems with vitamin C as a supplement though, and nearly all of these relate to the formula. Every major supplemental version of vitamin C is synthetic ascorbic acid, typically sourced from GMO corn - this is basically vitamin C at its most basic. It's somewhat bioavailable to your body, and works in treating issues like scurvy, but it isn't effective or healthy in high doses... which is pertinent as many supplement companies will provide it in doses which are 500%+ of your RDA. In fact, your body attacks it like it would
There are several studies that have shown that ascorbic acid in a pure and high dose can be harmful. It has been implicated in formations of genotoxins that can lead to cancer. It has been shown to lead to thickening of the arteries and subsequently increasing the rate of heart disease. It can lead to reduced aerobic and endurance capacities. It can limit the uptake of other important antioxidants.
Ascorbic acid isn't a bad guy - it's great as part of a fuller vitamin C formula. But ascorbic acid isn't a good replacement for this fuller formula.
There is more to vitamin C than ascorbic acid. Our friends in Europe know this, where a vitamin C supplement can consist of L-Ascorbic Acid, Sodium-L-Ascorbate, Potassium-L-Ascorbate, Calcium-L-Ascorbate, and L-Ascorbyl-6-Palmitate.
What is vitamin C really?
Of more importance is that vitamin C is best utilized as part of a whole food, where synergistic and symbiotic compounds can support the uptake of vitamin C into the body. Even many food state companies use single sources for vitamin C, such as orange peel pulp combined with a nutrient compound.
Try whole food vitamin C
Our goal with LifeGive Vitamin C was to create a fully natural and organic vitamin C supplement using a wide range of naturally potent concentrates in our blend, such as strawberry, blueberry, acerola cherry, and camu camu berries. This is a highly bioavailable blend which provides a rich and complex vitamin C dosage. It contains naturally occurring bioflavonoids too which can boost collagen production, boost endurance, prevent brain diseases like Parkinson's, and generally enhance the body's wellbeing.
LifeGive Vitamin C
Highly bioavailable, enzymatically rich Vitamin C with naturally occurring bioflavonoids. Made with an organic blend using nature's most vitamin C rich foods. A world away from other vitamin C supplements, it doesn't get any better than this
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