120 capsules: 2 months' supply.
2 capsules provides 436mg of vitamin C; 545% of the daily recommended allowance.
- Necessary for the growth, development & repair of all body tissues
- Formation of collagen, keeping skin smooth & wrinkle-free
- Increases absorption of iron
- Proper functioning of the immune system
- Wound healing & maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth
- Essential for liver health*
Acerola Cherry is 100% natural and one of the richest sources of vitamin C available.
- Natural vitamin C, not isolated ascorbic acid
- Contains anti-inflammatory anthocyanins
- Contains over 150 phytonutrients
- Full of antioxidants including polyphenols, bioflavonoids and carotenoids
- Wholefood vitamin C means nutrients stay in the blood for up to 12 hours
True vitamin C (not ascorbic acid) comes from whole foods. The ascorbic acid which is added to multivitamins and food is not whole vitamin C, since it is devoid of some of the cofactors of the true vitamin. Ascorbic acid has been described as an antioxidant wrapper which co-occurs with the other parts of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid can actually deplete true vitamin C from the body.
So, what is whole Vitamin C?
Whole C contains more than 150 phytonutrients, including 14 flavonoids; rutin, tyrosinase, factors P, K and J, copper ions, iron, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, and ascorbic acid.
Wholefood vitamin C contains bioavailable copper, as well as the enzyme tyrosinase, which aide the liver. Vitamin C assists in the production of copper dependent enzymes which build blood vessel strength, boost oxygen in red blood cells, and assist copper conversion and iron recycling.
Whole vitamin C has a broad spectrum of antioxidant functions which protect cells and DNA from free radicle damage. Vitamin C also plays an important role in skin health by activating enzymes essential to collagen production. Collagen is a protein present in blood vessels, skin and other body tissues.
Finally, whole C is essential for adrenal support and the production of the hormone epinephrine, which is easily depleted during times of stress. Ninety percent of the body’s vitamin C is stored in the adrenals because the nutrient is used to create the stress hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline.
One of the best sources of whole vitamin C is the acerola cherry. It is also a good source of naturally occurring bioflavonoid antioxidants. Depending on where you live, whole acerolas may not be available. Adding acerola capsules to your diet is a great way to boost health with this anti-inflammatory superfood.
More than just an aid for the common cold, vitamin C is imperative for the general health of human beings as we are primates who cannot synthesise it ourselves.
Any one who wishes to have optimal health, to remain youthful or slow the aging process must have adequate vitamin C in the diet, otherwise the metabolic processes can never function optimally.
Without adequate levels of vitamin C it is impossible for the body to restrain the oxidative burden of iron, which in turn oxidises other sensitive vitamins, fats, and enzymes, preventing necessary systems from working as they are required and thus causing metabolic degeneration.
The body can only absorb about 200-500mg of vitamin C at a time, less once saturated, which is another reason why large doses at once don't help and consistency does, so it is better to take the same amount every day than large doses occasionally. Saturation of the vitamin throughout the body is needed in order to effect its benefit, and saturation cannot occur without consistency.
"Vitamin C, along with other antioxidants in the body, facilitate higher metabolic rates. During times of stress such as winter, starvation, or even night and sleep (going for many hours without eating) the body actually sheds vitamin C in order to lower the metabolic rate (cortisol is the primary hormone which causes this). Without replenishing certain nutrients, vitamin C being most important, the metabolic rate cannot get back up to robust levels because the oxidative damage from a robust metabolic rate without sufficient antioxidants would be damaging. The body operates on this principle and so without adequate vitamin C keeps the body in a suppressed metabolic state." Nathan Hatch, Fuck Portion Control
*Vitamin C is critical for liver health, we do not produce our own and must rely on diet and supplementation for our supply. Studies show that large quantities of vitamin C flushes fats out of the liver and repairs liver damage. Vitamin C helps in the detoxification and removal of the by-products of biological processes and other toxic substances from the liver.
Liver detoxification has two phases. In phase one toxins are reduced to less harmful particles through hydrolysis, reduction and oxidation. Lots of free radicals are formed in this process that destroys liver cells. Vitamin C is critical in phase two detoxification to neutralise the free radicals and protect cells from the oxidative damage.
Avoid all corn-based vitamin C!