Vitamin C, known for its outstanding antioxidant and immune-boosting properties, continues to be one of the most popular and consumed vitamins anywhere in the world. LifeSource Vitamins C-500 Chewable’s are pleasant tasting, convenient and guaranteed to provide you with 500 mg of the highest quality Vitamin C available. 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.*
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 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.*
Why Rose Hips?
Rose Hips contain Antioxidants, they also contain high amounts of Vitamin C, and are also a unique source of Flavonoids, Phenols, Ellagic Acid, Lycopene, and Vitamin E.
What 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.*
Why 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 normal 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 gray color.
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- Facts
- Vitamin C’s a vitamin that’s water-soluble; crucial on an 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 is used as a 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 the preparation of food and its storage. Therefore, care must be taken when you are chopping, boiling and cooking the food in order to evade the aggrandizement of a specific process.*
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*
- Lowers cholesterol*
Facts 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 into account the subsequent symptoms:
- Easy bruising
- Skin hemorrhages
- Loose teeth
- Joint soreness and swelling
- Bleeding gums
- Dry skin
- Delayed injury healing
- Hair loss
- Chronic anemia
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Deficiency 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.
Symptoms of a Vitamin C Deficiency
Vitamin 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 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 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 the dysfunction of cells lining blood vessels. The normalization of the functioning of these cells may be linked to the 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 the activity of the enzyme aldose reductase in people. Aldose reductase is the enzyme responsible for the accumulation of sorbitol in eyes, nerves, and kidneys of people with diabetes. This accumulation is believed to be responsible for the 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 - 100 Chewable Lozenges - Orange, Great Tasting & Great for you! Kids love them! Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that functions as a powerful antioxidant, aids in wound healing and as a natural antihistamine. *
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