Liposomal Vitamin C (Mercola)
Incorporates phospholipids to help protect the Vitamin C and aid in the formation of liposomes in the stomach. Liposomes form in the body, surrounding some of the Vitamin C molecules, for higher-bioavailability potential and protection against occasional intestinal discomfort. Comes from a world-leading quality manufacturer with over a century of experience and innovative delivery technologies.
Liposomal Vitamin C is an excellent and practical way to complement your healthful diet with high-quality Vitamin C. Dr Mercola and his team spent over 18 months doing their due diligence with the chosen manufacturer, Capsugel, before agreeing to any form of partnership. They were'nt just satisfied to read and hear about Capsugel's incredible innovation and quality processes. With Capsugel careful attention was paid to their quality processes… so you would have the very best Vitamin C product.
Here is just some of the history behind this innovative company…Developed the concept of sealing a capsule without "banding". Spent more than 15 years developing the unique "Licaps®" capsule design and processes. Received cGMP certification for its facility in France in 2003. World-leader in capsule manufacturing for more than a century with 10 manufacturing sites running 24/7 in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Manufactures over 50% of all two-piece capsules out there today with more than 180 billion capsules produced on an annual basis. Delivers liposomal Vitamin C which is transported across the membranes of your gut into the bloodstream and then into cells where this powerful antioxidant is needed. Use a technique to measure liposomes called dynamic light scattering, on average more than 50% of the product formed liposome sized particles under controlled lab conditions.
Dr Mercola Liposomal Vitamin C Capsules
- Incorporates phospholipids to help protect your cell membranes and aid in the formation of liposomes in the stomach.
- Utilises liposomal technology for higher-bioavailability potential and protection against occasional intestinal discomfort.
- Includes a sunflower lecithin emulsifier, thereby totally avoiding a soy-based one.
- Comes from a world-leading quality manufacturer with over a century of experience and innovative delivery technologies.
Vitamin C the X factor in Immunity
Perhaps Vitamin C's most well-known attribute is its Immune boosting ability, it has long been known and even in the world of mainstream that dosing ones self with Vitamin C during cold and flu season is a smart idea, often this is the old classics like orange juice and warm lemonly drinks. However that just isnt even close to a theraputical dose of the King of Antioxidents, the number 1 supplement for immunity followed by Vitamin D3. Dr Linus Pauling, the twice Nobel Prize-winning chemist who discovered that DNA was a double helix, was a big proponent of using large doses of Vitamin C for colds as well as more serious illnesses. Studies are always catching up what is really a given, but in this day and age of fact checking, many people need to see studies, well research has repeatedly confirmed the immune-boosting benefits of Vitamin C. A review published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism showed that Vitamin C may help reduce symptoms and shorten the duration of respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold. Vitamin C may also help decrease the incidence of other conditions like pneumonia, malaria and diarrhea as well.
Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells in the body, key players in your immune system that protect against bacteria and viruses. When one of these invaders enters the body, it attaches itself to a healthy cell in order to multiply. Evidence suggests that Vitamin C has can defend against organisms that harm healthy cells. Vitamin C protects cells throughout the entire body because it plays a role in the production of collagen — a major building block of skin, bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, body tissues, and teeth. Collagen forms and repairs connective tissues inside your digestive system to keep your gut healthy and strong. A healthy gut leads to a healthy immune system. Vitamin C can ease the incidence and severity of some respiratory symptoms. There’s evidence that the more vitamin C you consume, the better your lung function will be, both when you’re healthy and sick. Vitamin C supplementation has been shown to halve respiratory symptoms after short-term heavy physical stress, too. When your airways are not hydrated, it can lead to respiratory discomfort and you may experience a cough. Taking more vitamin C may keep your respiratory tract hydrated, allowing the respiratory tract to do its work, protect you from potential pathogens and clearing them out.
Vitamin C for your Skin
Vtamin C as Ascorbic acid, is the building block ingredient in many skin care and cosmetic products, often it is most likey the the only ingredient that does anything in such a product, a fancy packaged over priced cosmetic with fractions of all sorts of exotic ingredients is as we said above often just for show while the Vitamin C does the work. So Vitamin C is so beneficial for skin firstly because of its antioxidant content, then perhaps it’s involvement in the synthesis of collagen, Vitamin C is also thought to help slow down ageing of the skin and whilst actually protecting against skin damage and free radical formation from exposure ultraviolet rays. Vitamin C could even lighten and balance hyperpigmentation, some research has shown that it may suppress melanin production to prevent dark spots and patches. Taking Vitamin C interanlly alone, supports our skin's natural regeneration process, this helps the body repair damaged skin cells. Vitamin C strengthens the capillaries and cell walls and is essential for collagen formation. It functions in protein synthesis by changing the charge of iron so that it can be absorbed, and it works as an antioxidant. It functions in the construction of protein from amino acids.
Because Vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid is highly acidic, when we use it topically our skin is triggered into self healing mode and this application accelerates the production of collagen and elastin. (So we will mention here that you should also now apply some topically for extra benefits like this, see our suggested use section). So collagen and elastin are naturally occurring protein fibres, these fibres help keep our skin plump and firm. As we mentioned above this further should explain why the collagen promotion of internal and topical Vitamin C can help prevent premature skin ageing. Whilst on the subject of Vitamin C's collagen boosting benefits... This aspect helps bind together the cells of connective tissue, helping to promote healing, prevent bruising and keep your ligaments and tendons strong and healthy. Vitamin C is necessary for healthy bones, muscles, blood vessels and cartilage. It's been known as the antioxidant's antioxidant, because it functions to protect both beta-carotene and Vitamin E from oxidation.
Get to the Heart of Good Health
Vitamin C and a Healthy Heart
Some of the most exciting research to emerge in recent years about Vitamin C is its potential positive effects on your bloods vessels. While we would never discourage anyone from exercising regularly, it appears that a daily dose of Vitamin C might offer some additional benefits for heart health and be a wise lifestyle strategy, especially for sedentary overweight or obese adults. Keep in mind, no matter your age or physical shape, daily exercise is key to not only looking and feeling good, but it’s important for all your cells and body functions. In our opinion, there’s no replacement for exercise. If you’re just starting out, take it slowly to build up your tolerance. Back to that vascular health research… Researchers wanted to take a closer look at earlier findings that Vitamin C supplements positively effect blood vessel function.
A total of 35 sedentary, overweight or obese adults entered the 3-month study. Obese and overweight adults tend to have higher levels of activity of a certain protein that constricts blood vessels, putting those adults at higher risk. About half of the participants did regular aerobic exercise training such as walking and the other half took a daily dose of 500 mg of regular oral Vitamin C. Measuring markers for the vessel constricting protein activity, the researchers found that both groups responded equally in a positive manner. What may matter most with Vitamin C and how it supports heart and vascular health is your plasma Vitamin C levels. Eating a Vitamin C-rich diet daily or supplementing regularly with Vitamin C tends to raise plasma levels.
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Vitamin C as an Antioxidant
Antioxidants are your body’s natural mechanism to help neutralise free radicals – those byproducts created when your cells burn fuel for your body’s needs. Free radicals can damage cells and tissues throughout your body. Research suggests antioxidants support your overall health, especially your heart and immune health. They may also play a role in helping to reduce some of the symptoms of normal ageing. There are two types of antioxidants: water-soluble and lipid-soluble. Your body requires both because each one targets different types of cells and tissues for free radical scavenging:
Water-soluble antioxidants – Present in your blood, intracellular and extracellular fluids.
Lipid-soluble antioxidants – Found in your cellular membranes and lipoproteins as they protect membranes from lipid peroxidation.
Ancient Purity recommends getting both types of antioxidants from as many sources as possible. Each type of antioxidant has its own special function in helping repair and protect your cells from free radical damage. When taken together, the efficacy of water- and lipid-soluble antioxidants can be enhanced even more
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Vitamin C Deficiency
While severe deficiencies are rare today, many people have low levels of vitamin C. According to recent estimates, only one in 10 adults eat the recommended amounts of vegetables and fruits. And considering these food groups include the best dietary sources of vitamin C, that’s one key way you can end up with low levels.
There are other ways, too… Certain groups are more likely to have lower levels of vitamin C than others: Anyone with an impaired ability to digest and absorb food. Older individuals due to normal absorption challenges associated with ageing. Students and others who may be eating a less varied diet. Smokers due to increased oxidative stress from cigarette smoke and a decreased ability to absorb vitamin C from foods. Pregnant and breastfeeding mums due to an increased requirement for vitamin C.
You may be able to tell if you may be running low... Here are some signs associated with low vitamin C levels:
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- Adults, as a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily with food and water. Or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical conditioner, consult your doctor before taking this product.
- Brand: Mercola.
- Form: Capsules.
- Quantity: 60/180.
- Container: BPA FREE Plastic tub.
- Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 - 2 years.
Q: Is it possible for air to get in the hard shell liquid capsules?
A: The hard shell liquid capsules are hermetically sealed, either with an ultrasonic sealing or using a band. The bubble is a nitrogen bubble. Unlike softgels which have plasticisers which create channels for moisture and oxygen to penetrate the capsule, hard shell capsules do not. All these technologies help prevent and minimise air getting into the capsules.
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