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’s 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.*
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."
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Is this a necessary vitamin or can our bodies make enough to satisfy
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?
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
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 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’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