LifeSource Vitamins Superior C 500mg
contains the Vitamin C metabolite, Threonic Acid, which has been shown to
enhance cellular uptake of Vitamin C. This buffered, is a non-acidic Vitamin C
supplement that is superior as it also contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, an antioxidant
known to help regenerate Vitamin C in the body. Furthermore, studies suggest
that Alpha Lipoic Acid may enhance the body's utilization of Vitamin C. The
addition of Bioflavonoids as synergists helps to create a well-absorbed, highly
effective Vitamin C supplement.
A better choice than Ester C!
When it comes to Vitamin C most of
us know it for its benefits in the treatments of colds, flu, and infections. But
Vitamin C can be valuable in many other health disorders such as allergies,
helping to detoxify histamine, wound healing - promoting and stabilizing
collagen and as an antioxidant - scavenging free radicals and protecting cells
from oxidation. But now there is another form of Vitamin C known as LifeSource's
Superior C, which is involved in producing metabolites of Vitamin C known
as threonic acid. These metabolites increase the viability of Vitamin C
increasing the activity twice that of normal vitamin C.
The metabolics allows our Superior C
500 mg to work by:
- Increasing viability of Vitamin C
- Increasing the activity twice that of conventional
vitamin C to utilize vitamin C for health and healing*
- Stores in cells and tissues twice as long giving the
body a greater opportunity to absorb vitamin C for health and healing*
Absorbed approximately 4 times the
rate of normal vitamin C
Has a P.H. level equivalent to distilled water reducing the possible
occurrences or diarrhea and gastric irritation sometimes associated with high
levels of Vitamin C. Ester C is combined with the Citrus Bioflavonoids which
accompanies Vitamin C naturally in nature.
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*
Vitamin C and It's Metabolites
By Richard Passwater, Ph.D.
Vitamin C metabolite, Threonic Acid
Advanced vitamin C is quickly absorbed, reaches higher intercellular levels,
and is excreted more slowly.
Recent research reports have
increased our comprehension of what vitamin C does, how megavitamin amounts of
vitamin C supercharge cells, and how a vitamin C metabolite increases the
"potency" of vitamin C. These new findings will help us understand
how megavitamin quantities of vitamin C can bring us "super health,"
and may even lead to better targeting of vitamin C in the body.
In January, the conservative Nutrition
Reviews discussed (and this is their article title) "Ascorbic Acid
Levels in Cells May Be Higher Than First Believed." Wow! Have they finally
discovered that megavitamin doses are absorbed by cells and lead to greater
activity than the meager RDA quantities?
In March, this respected journal
reviewed additional functions of vitamin C in an article entitled "Vitamin
C: Newer Insights into its Biochemical Functions.
In April, The FASEB Journal (the
official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental
Biology) reported two studies shedding more light on the role of the vitamin C
metabolite L-threonic acid. The first study showed that this acid increases the
amount of vitamin C taken up by the T-cells of the immune system. The second
study showed that L-threonic acid increases the action or "potency"
of vitamin C. (L-threonic acid is available as a food supplement only in the
patent-pending vitamin C formulation from LifeSource Vitamins). Superior C
500 mg. from LifeSource Vitamins has a better testing result than Ester C.
Last June, a more detailed report of
the role of this metabolite in potentiating the action of vitamin C in
preventing scurvy was published in Life Sciences.
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.
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Many people call vitamin C "the
master nutrient" because its actions are so extensive and so diverse.
Vitamin C is involved in so many biochemical pathways that a deficiency can
produce a multitude of disorders.
Physicians and scientists have long
wondered how scurvy - a simple vitamin deficiency - can cause so much to go
wrong in the body. The gruesome symptoms include loosened joints, bleeding
gums, psychotic disorders, black and blue spots, and broken capillaries, just to
name a few which occur before death. Now we are beginning to understand: it is
not only what reactions vitamin C is directly involved in, but also what
it is indirectly involved in that's important to stay healthy.
Recently, we have begun to
understand two additional functions of vitamin C. These functions re-reviewed
by Dr. Harish Padh the University of Chicago.
The first new realization involves
vitamin C's role as an antioxidant in terms of protecting body components by
scavenging free radicals. Now we're finding out that vitamin C is an
antioxidant in the sense that it keeps the mineral portion of certain enzymes
in their proper reduced electronic state.
Minerals such as iron and copper are
key components of hundreds of enzymes. Enzymes control body chemistry, and
nearly every type of reaction in the body requires a specific enzyme. Enzymes
that depend on iron and copper won't work if these minerals are oxidized to a
higher electronic state. What vitamin C does is to restore this required
electronic state and thus rejuvenate oxidized enzymes.
Dr. Padh concludes, "The available
data suggest that perhaps the most significant role of ascorbate is as a
reductant that, along with other reducing agents, minimizes damage by oxidative
processes. This role includes keeping the iron and copper ions of some enzymes
in their required reduced form and in neutralizing harmful oxidants and free
With this new comprehension, we will
be able to understand much more about how vitamin C affects such diverse body
When you add to this new
comprehension that cells can hold and use more vitamin C than previously thought, all of a sudden we can
begin to explain how megavitamin levels of vitamin C work.
The concentration of ascorbic acid
in cells could be as high as several millimolar, considerably higher than
previous estimates. This applies to human peripheral mononuclear leukocytes, B
lymphocytes and T lymphocytes (T-cells).
The report also states, "The
new data comes after learning that neutrophils appear to have both low- and
high-affinity membrane transporters for ascorbic acid... Having two transport
systems of different affinities and capacities give cells the flexibility to
respond and adjust to quite different extracellular concentrations of the
The problem was that the old way of
measuring vitamin C content and uptake of cells was wrong. The analytical
methods were lacking speed and precision and were less sensitive. Now we know
that cells of the immune system can hold considerably more than once believed.
In addition, we now learn that cells have two mechanisms of vitamin C uptake.
There must be a reason! This will open the minds of more medical researchers.
As long ago as 1971, the importance
of vitamin C to the immune system was known. Drs. Lawrence DeChatelet, Charles
McCall and Robert Cooper reported vitamin C stimulated increased activity of
white blood fells. Without copious amounts of vitamin C, engulfment of bacteria
by white cells can take place, but they can't break down the bacteria as
Vitamin C Uptake
Vitamin C metabolite L-threonic acid
or its calcium salt, calcium threonate (the form of L-threonic acid found in
LifeSource's Superior C 500mg), increases vitamin C uptake of cells. Dr.
Anthony Veriangierl of the University of Mississippi has studied this
phenomenon in several ways. His recent study comparing calcium threonate with
ascorbic acid confirms earlier studies showing that the metabolite makes vitamin
C more potent, i.e., more ascorbate activity is provided within the cells.
Essentially, with calcium, vitamin C has been shown to be absorbed more
quickly, reach higher levels and is excreted more slowly. Now the studies
confirm that the vitamin C uptake of the cells is greater with the metabolite
L-threonic acid present.
Dr. Veriangieri has shown that
adding L-threonic acid to ascorbic acid or calcium ascorbate results in the
same improved vitamin C activity as provided with calcium threonate. Additionally,
he has shown that in a special breed of laboratory rat called the Osteogenic
Disorder Shionogi (ODS) rat, calcium threonate is four to five times more
effective than ascorbic acid in preventing scurvy. This is the accepted method
for measuring vitamin C activity.
The ODS rats do not manufacture
vitamin C in their bodies. Thus, they have the same genetic handicap that
humans do. For this reason, ODS rats may replace guinea pigs for studying
The researchers concluded, "The
results clearly show that, based on ascorbate activity equivalents, Superior C
from LifeSource has more available ascorbate activity/potency than ascorbic
acid (regular vitamin C)."
So, we are learning more about
vitamin C and it uses all the time. Soon a multi-centered study of vitamin C
and the immune system will be published that will change the way in which
physicians think about vitamin C. This may really be an exciting year.
Vitamin C- Facts
Vitamin C is a vitamin that’s
water-soluble; crucial on an everyday basis for one’s body.
The key micro-nutrient 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
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
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.*
Facts Regarding a Vitamin C
Placid deficiencies source fatigue,
swollen gums, lack of energy, and nose bleeding. A fatal ailment attributable
to unpleasant deficiency of Vitamin C is Scurvy. It takes into account the
Joint soreness and swelling
Delayed injury healing
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 ortho-molecular 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 the dysfunction of cells lining blood vessels. The
normalization of the functioning of these cells may be linked to the 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 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 - Superior C, 180 Veg Caps,
Tests & Uploads BETTER than Ester-C, Antioxidant & Cell Protection, No
Gas, Bloating or Diarrhea, Vegetarian Formula, Absorbed approximately 4 times
the rate of normal Vitamin C.
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