Vitamin C has become so well known since the publication of the book "Vitamin C and the Common Cold" by Linus Pauling in the early 70's, and countless books since them such as the 500 page, fully referenced "Vitamin C and Infecticious Diseases" by Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D. that it seems pretty amazing that there is even a debate about the remarkable health benefits of this critical detoxifying, antioxidant, anti aging, collagen building, immune building, anti viral, and general infection fighting vitamin. Countless papers have been published demonstrating the health benefits and safety of supplementing ones diet with Vitamin C. Significant amounts are found in our product Antioxidant Supreme but there is a much larger amount per capsule in our Ultra Pure Vitamin C.
The body does not produce or store Vitamin C. The government RDA (reccomended daily allowance) for Vitamin C is a mere 60mg per day but this figure is based on what has been observed to be sufficient to prevent scurvy. This is a diseases caused by such grossly deficient levels of Vitamin C in the body that the tissues start to break down, until death ocurrs. However, the RDA is not based on what most nutritionists regard as optimal amounts for health and well being, which most practitioners beleive are far in excess of 60mg
We also beleive that not all Vitamin C supplements are the same.
Although you can buy Vitamin C anywhere these days, there are potential problems with most of the brands you can buy in health food shops
They are nearly always sourced from Corn, which is frequently allergenic (according to my mentor 65% of the population are intolerant of corn). The energy signature of the corn (or perhaps remnants of the corn itself) remain in the corn based products, and they can often test badly according to the technique known as kiniesiology.
They usually contain citrus bioflavanoids to 'improve' the absorbtion. And once again, a large proportion of people are allergic to the citrus element, making its inclusion counter productive for those individuals. According to our supplier, the quantities added are usually insufficient anyway to assist the vitamin C absorbtion but are sufficient to trigger intolerance.
Our Ultra Pure Vitamin C consists of 1000mg of 99.9% Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid in with no unecessary funny stuff in it. It is the only one on the market which we are aware of which is sourced from tapioca instead of corn, which almost nobody is allergic to. It is therefore hypoallergenic. As well as being better tolerated, we also find our Vitamin C to be more effective generally. Try it, and see the difference.
90 Veggie caps
People with high stomach acid (e.g. ulcers etc) should not take Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. Click here if you are one of those people and select one of the low-acid vitamin products which we provide.
Vitamin C occasionally causes gas if taken in high dosages.