There is little debate as to the importance of Vitamin C for optimal wellness. What is disputable however is the quality of many of the ascorbic acid based Vitamin C supplements on store shelves these days. Ascorbic acid is a lab synthesized version of only the outer layer of the complete vitamin C complex and is most often derived from GMO corn syrup. The exception to the rule would be those Vitamin C supplements that clearly state on the label that the ascorbic acid is from non-GMO origins or FoodState™ or Food Nutrient Series. It is also important that long term vitamin C supplementation includes flavonoids such as hesperidin, quercetin and rutin to avoid imbalances and deficiencies.
A powerful free radical scavenger, vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant that humans must acquire from their diet as it is necessary for at least three hundred metabolic functions in the body including:
- Adrenal health
- Formation of collagen and healing of wounds
- Tissue growth and repair
- Respiratory and immune health
- Heart health
In addition, alcohol, analgesics, antidepressants, anticoagulants, oral contraceptives, steroids and especially smoking cause a depletion of vitamin C in the body. See what Dr. Gifford-Jones, whom we have had the pleasure of hosting as a guest speaker on two occasions, had to say about the importance of Vitamin C in the Windsor Star newspaper. http://goo.gl/2YYcGY
Some great sources of organic whole food vitamin C include:
- Acerola berries
- Camu Fruit
- Goji Berry
Innate Response provides two high quality and effective vitamin C supplements to clients of select health care professionals. C Complete Powder is FoodState™ vitamin C paired with mineral ascorbates and whole food concentrates for optimal absorption in a great tasting formula that is gentle on the stomach. Vitamin C-400 whole food tablets made from organic oranges and guaranteed to be free of gluten, dairy, soy, magnesium stearate, herbicides and pesticides.
For more information on purchasing or trying C Complete Powder for the month of February 2016 give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.