C – 500 Chewables - Orange
Vitamin C, known for its outstanding antioxidant and
immune boosting properties, continues to be the one of the most popular and
consumed vitamins anywhere in the world. LifeSource Vit. C-500 Chewable’s are
pleasant tasting, convenient and guaranteed to provide you with 500 mg of the
highest quality Vitamin C available. To increase the quality and effectiveness
of our formula, we’ve included Acerola and Citrus Bioflavonoids.* Helps with
healthy teeth, gums & bones; helps heal wounds, scar tissue and fractures;
prevents scurvy; builds resistance to infection; aids in the prevention and
treatment of the common cold; gives strength to blood vessels; aids in the
absorption of iron.*
From the FDA's
website: "Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of
antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However,
FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive."
Tasting & Great for you! Kids love them!
this a necessary vitamin or can our bodies make enough to satisfy our needs?
Many plants and animals do not need to consume foods high
in ascorbic acid to meet their need for Vitamin C because they are genetically
programmed to produce enzymes that convert glucose into ascorbic acid.
Unfortunately humans have only 3 of the 4 enzymes necessary for internal
production of ascorbic acid, therefore we must satisfy our physical needs for
this important vitamin through our intake of foods rich in vitamin C and/or
take a good supplement.
is the function of the Citrus Bioflavonoids?
Bioflavonoids are biologically active Flavonoid compounds
found throughout the entire plant kingdom. Since the discovery of Flavonoids in
1936 when they were first isolated from lemons and called citrin and Vitamin P
over 4,000 different types have been characterized. Though there are several
forms of Bioflavonoids in the complex the predominant form is Hesperidin. These
Flavonoids exhibit beneficial effects on capillary permeability and therefore
support blood flow. They are antioxidants that work synergistically with
Vitamin C as well as exhibiting anti-inflammatory activity.
are there color variations in your different Vitamin C products, and are they
safe to take?
Most natural Vitamin C products vary in color from batch
to batch and bottle to bottle. There are normally variations in the color of
the raw material used during manufacturing, which is a normal occurrence. This
is due to natural color variations in the source of the Vitamin C – generally,
you will find C supplements to range in color from a light tan color to a light
Over the course of the shelf-life of a Vitamin C
supplement, oxidation can cause a slight change in color, this is a normal
occurrence, and the product is safe to use up until the expiration date, and
even beyond. LifeSource is generally conservative with expiration dates, so a
Vitamin C product is still safe after the date, (which is usually 2 years) it
just may not be as effective due to oxidation.
Vitamin C’s a vitamin that’s water-soluble;
crucial on everyday basis for one’s body.
The key micronutrient that boosts up one’s
immune system; it can’t be stored within the body similar to the other vitamins
that are fat-soluble (like A, E, D, & K).
Ascorbic acid’s used as food preservative as
it’s reasonably priced and it doesn’t meddle with the flavor of food that’s
processed. This determines adequate delivery of vitamins into one’s body by
means of food that’s processed.
Raw vegetables and fruits must be consumed as
and when possible. They must be refrigerated inside air-tight containers.
This vitamin is effortlessly washed out
throughout preparation of food and its storage. Therefore, care must be taken
when you are chopping, boiling and cooking the food in order to evade
aggrandizement of a specific process.
The amount of Vitamin C’s extremely high in
the majority foods; therefore processed foodstuff still has potential to
guarantee the daily-recommended delivery of vitamin C.
If you cook soda, it destroys the Vitamin C
because of its alkalinity.
Vitamin C- Functional Benefits
Ascorbic acid plays an essential role in the
collagen synthesis which strengthens blood vessels, bones and ligaments.
It takes steps against the free radicals
through its oxidant- defiant properties and as a result aids in preserving and
repair of tissues in the body.
Essential for healthy teeth and gums.
Aids in the emission of the adrenal hormones
Augments calcium and iron absorption
Efficient antiviral agent
Takes steps in improving immunity and
fighting against infections
Puts off arteriosclerosis
Regarding a Vitamin C Deficiency
Placid deficiencies source fatigue, swollen gums, lack in
energy, and nose bleeding. A fatal ailment attributable to unpleasant
deficiency of Vitamin C is Scurvy. It takes in account the subsequent symptoms:
Joint soreness and swelling
Delayed injury healing
Symptoms in Adults and Children
A vitamin C deficiency can result in a dangerous disease
called scurvy. Swelling of body, pain in the joints, bruising or bleeding very
easily and hair loss are common symptoms of scurvy.
These symptoms are signs that blood vessels in the body
have lost their strength and also signal a loss of collagen from the body.
However, scurvy occurs when a person has a vitamin C deficiency for a
substantially long period like 2 to 3 months. It is true that early signs are
not very indicative of the disease, but one can always consume foodstuffs with
a high vitamin C content to cure the disease.
When a person's body becomes deficient in vitamin C, it
can also lead to thyroid related problems and premature aging. The human body's
immune system also gets depleted and as a result, various toxic substances
become even more dangerous.
The deficiency symptoms in children are more or less
similar, apart from the fact that their bone growth may be impaired. This
problem is more common among infants and growing children.
of a Vitamin C Deficiency
C deficiency creates neurological problems
A recent study conducted at the Vanderbilt University
Medical Center, Department of Neuroscience in Nashville, Tennessee and recorded
in the Journal of Neurochemistry October, 2012, came up with some interesting
They used mice which were genetically engineered to
deactivate the genes that normally provide their own vitamin C. Of course,
those mice are kept alive and healthy by externally providing them vitamin C
with ascorbic acid (AA).
But for the purposes of this study, they created periods
of not providing AA and then reintroducing it. Before and after each period,
blood samples were taken. During each deprivation period, behavioral patterns
were observed and noted.
Depressive and submissive behavior was noted during the
initial absence of AA. Compulsions for consuming glucose above all other food
types were observed.
After depriving the mice of AA a second time, blood
samples indicated "... decreased blood glucose levels, oxidative damage to
lipids and proteins in the cortex, and decreases in dopamine and serotonin
metabolites in both the cortex and striatum." In other words, neurological
The miraculous results of IV mega-dose vitamin C or
liposomal high cellular absorption vitamin C have been achieved by
orthomolecular medical MDs who have used mega-dose minerals and vitamins for
decades, resolving extreme physiological and psychological problems.
Vitamin C’s major role is to make collagen, the main
protein substance of the human body that holds connective tissues together in
skin, bone, teeth, and other parts of the body. Vitamin C is also critical for
the proper function of our immune system, for manufacturing certain nerve
transmitting substances and hormones, and for the absorption and utilization of
other nutrients, such as Vitamin E and Iron. Vitamin C is also a very important
and powerful antioxidant that works in the aqueous (water) environments of the
body, such as the lungs and lens of the eye. Its primary antioxidant partners
are Vitamin E and the carotenes, as well as working along with the antioxidant
enzymes. Vitamin C regenerates oxidized Vitamin E, and restores the antioxidant
potential of Vitamin E in the body. Chewable Vitamin C is recommended to be
part of a daily regimen.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that functions as a
powerful antioxidant. Acting as an antioxidant, one of vitamin C’s important
functions is to protect LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage. (Only when LDL
is damaged, does cholesterol appear to lead to heart disease, and vitamin C may
be the most important antioxidant protector of LDL.)
Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, the “glue” that
strengthens many parts of the body, such as muscles and blood vessels. Vitamin
C also plays important roles in wound healing and as a natural antihistamine.
This vitamin also aids in the formation of liver bile and helps to fight
viruses and to detoxify alcohol and other substances.
Although vitamin C appears to have only a small effect in
preventing the common cold, it reduces the duration and severity of a cold.
Large amounts of vitamin C (e.g., 1–8 grams daily) taken at the onset of a cold
episode shorten the duration of illness by an average of 23%.
Recently, researchers have shown that vitamin C improves
nitric oxide activity. Nitric oxide is needed for the dilation of blood
vessels, potentially important in lowering blood pressure and preventing spasm
of arteries in the heart that might otherwise lead to heart attacks. Vitamin C
has reversed dysfunction of cells lining blood vessels. The normalization of
the functioning of these cells may be linked to prevention of heart disease.
Evidence indicates that vitamin C levels in the eye
decrease with age and that supplementing with vitamin C prevents this decrease,
leading to a lower risk of developing cataracts. Healthy people have been
reported to be more likely to take vitamin C and vitamin E supplements than
those with cataracts in some, but not all, studies.
Vitamin C has been reported to reduce activity of the
enzyme aldose reductase in people. Aldose reductase is the enzyme responsible
for accumulation of sorbitol in eyes, nerves, and kidneys of people with
diabetes. This accumulation is believed to be responsible for deterioration of
these parts of the body associated with diabetes. Therefore, interference with
the activity of aldose reductase theoretically helps protect people with
Chewable C-500 Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Chewable Tablet
Servings per Container: 100
Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid)
(37% total bioflavonoids as Hesperidin)
Orange Juice Powder
* Percent Daily Values are based
on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Xylitol, Sorbitol, Cellulose, Natura Flavors, Stearic Acid (vegetable source),
Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Beta-Carotene and Silica
Suggested usage: Chew 1 tablet 1 to 2 times
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
As always, consult your physician before taking any and all supplements.