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. 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
Did you know: China now
manufactures over 90 percent of the Vitamin C consumed in the United
States? China is the most polluted
nation on the planet (by far), yet most all vitamin companies use nutrients
from China to use in their natural products to save money.
Not LifeSource Vitamins! We
will never use any nutrients from China.
Is 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.
What is the function of the Citrus
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
Vitamin C- Facts
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Aids in the emission of the adrenal
- Augments calcium and iron absorption.*
- Efficient antiviral agent.*
- Takes steps in improving immunity
and fighting against infections.*
- Puts off arteriosclerosis.*
- Lowers cholesterol.*
Facts Regarding a Vitamin C
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
- Easy bruising
- Skin hemorrhages
- Loose teeth
- Joint soreness and swelling
- Bleeding gums
- Dry skin
- Delayed injury healing
- Hair loss
- Chronic anemia
Deficiency Symptoms in Adults and
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.
Symptoms of a Vitamin C Deficiency
Vitamin C deficiency creates
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 observations.
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 damage.
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
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
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
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 diabetes.
LifeSource Vitamins - Vitamin C 500 mg, helps the
absorption of iron, essential for healthy teeth, gums & bones; helps heal
wounds, scar tissue, & fractures; prevents scurvy; builds resistance to
infection, treatment of the common cold.
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