Protect yourself against daily oxidative stress, support your immune system. Double Nobel prize winning Linus Pauling believed vitamin C to be the single most important nutritional supplement !
- Fight the aging process
- Vitamin C from 22 sources !
- Multiple mineral ascorbates
- 8 bioflavonoid fruit extracts
- 500mg Vitamin C per capsule
Vitamin C's Functions in The Body
- Vitamin C increases iron absorption
- Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
- Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
- Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system
- Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function
- Vitamin C contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
- Vitamin C contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels
- Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise
Super C is an ideal source of vitamin C - a vital antioxidant and one of the many tools your body employs to protect itself from the oxidative stress of free radicals. These free radicals are a by-product of normal metabolism as food is converted to energy, but are also increased through toxins and pollutants.
"Oxidative Stress" as the damage from free radicals is called, is a major contributor to the aging process, and a component of many of our most common diseases, including heart disease, and a wide array of inflammatory conditions from asthma to arthritis.
Super C's antioxidants also help protect the body against damage caused by toxic chemicals and pollutants such as cigarette smoke.
Unlike most mammals, human bodies do not manufacture vitamin C and because it is water soluble, it is also not one of nutrients your body stores in reserves. It is therefore important to include vitamin C in your daily diet.
Vitamin C in Foods
All fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C. Green peppers, citrus fruits and juices, mango, strawberries, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, broccoli, turnip greens and other leafy greens contain a lot. Sweet and white potatoes also have a rich supply.
Vitamin C Side Effects
Many naturopaths advise high intake of vitamin C, and often advocate increasing doses until 'bowel tolerance' - after which point the person taking the vitamin C gets diarrhoea or upset stomach. They are then advised to drop back to two thirds that dose for a period of time - often weeks or months. It is not advised to take excessive quantities of vitamin C, because this may cause stomach upset and diarrhea, which in turn could lead to dehydration.
Vitamin C deficiency symptoms include:
- Dry and splitting hair
- Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
- Bleeding gums
- Rough, dry, scaly skin
- Decreased wound-healing rate
- Easy bruising
- Weakened tooth enamel
- Swollen and painful joints
- Decreased ability to fight infection
- Possible weight gain because of slowed metabolism
A severe form of vitamin C deficiency is known scurvy, which may rarely be seen in malnourished elderly people and alcoholics.
Vitamin C dosage as recommended by The Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine:
Infants and Children
- 0 - 6 months: 40 milligrams/day (mg/day)
- 7 - 12 months: 50 mg/day
- 1 - 3 years: 15 mg/day
- 4 - 8 years: 25 mg/day
- 9 - 13 years: 45 mg/day
- Girls 14 - 18 years: 65 mg/day
- Boys 14 - 18 years: 75 mg/day
- Men age 19 and older: 90 mg/day
- Women age 19 year and older: 75 mg/day
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those who smoke, may need higher amounts. Ask your doctor what is best for you.