Product:

C-1000 TR

SKU: 1220F
Supportive Function: High-potency vitamin C is boosted by bioflavonoids and slowly released over time for maximum absorption.

When is Vitamin C helpful? Common cold, respiratory infections, hayfever, flu, antioxidant function, immune enhancement, adrenal and thyroid support, viral infections, inflammation, asthma, post-surgical support, substance addiction, heavy metal toxicities, infertility, diabetes, eye problems (antioxidant effect), hypertension and heart disease.
Clinical Applications Research: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid): Ascorbic acid was discovered in the 1700s when many British sailors died from scurvy. James Lind discovered that the juice of lemons and limes could prevent scurvy, and from that point on, the sailors were known as "limeys" because the ships were required to carry British West Indies limes to prevent scurvy. That is where ascorbic acid got its name, from its antiscorbutic properties.
Vitamin C has many functions. It maintains collagen, wound healing, formation of red blood cells (RBCs), aids in absorption of iron, fights bacterial infections, enhances white blood cell (WBC) production, and promotes thymic hormone secretion. In addition to all of that, it is an antioxidant, aids in the metabolism of tyrosine, folic acid and tryptophan, stimulates adrenal function, aids in thyroid hormone production and cholesterol metabolism, acts as a detoxifier of certain metals and drugs, recycles other hydrogen donors such as vitamin E, and aids in phagocytosis (digestion of damaged, dead or foreign cells).
Vitamin C is necessary for the enzyme reactions of many physiological processes, including collagen synthesis. Unless vitamin C is present, a bridge forms in the collagen-building enzyme and inactivates it. If vitamin C is deficient, the collagen that is synthesized can't form fibers properly, resulting in skin lesions, blood vessel fragility, and poor wound healing - in other words, the symptoms of scurvy.

Bioflavonoids are found in plants; they are closely associated with vitamin C, and they boost the therapeutic effect of vitamin C, helping to build strong connective tissue, and create a protective barrier to infection.

Heart Disease: The presence of hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis is more frequent in humans with a low intake of vitamin C.
Administration of gram doses of vitamin C have led to substantial decreases in circulating triglycerides (Sokoloff, B, Hori, M, Saelhof, CC et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 14:1239-60, 1966; Ginter, E, N Engl J Med. 294:559-60, 1976. Gooly, KL, Diamond, LH. Ann Intern Med. 93:511, 1980). Vitamin C's antioxidant function prevents the oxidation of LDL (the bad cholesterol), which has been shown to be instrumental in heart disease. Chronic subclinical deficiency of vitamin C may result in progressive oxidative damage, which may lead to permanent degenerative diseases in the heart (Mol Cell Biochem 1992 111:41-7). One puff on a cigarette can deplete the plasma vitamin C content by as much as 50%. This is why the RDA for vitamin C intake for smokers is six times that for non-smokers (Efstratopoulos AD & Voyaki SM J of Hypertension 1993 11(suppl 5): S112-113).

Immune System: One group, taking 600 mg supplements, had upper respiratory tract infections reduced by 50% (Amer. J. Clin. Nutr. 57:170-74).

Asthma: Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which guards against the oxidant stress involved in the cause and progression of asthma (Hatch GE Am J of Clin Nutr 1995; 61(suppl): p. 628S). Vitamin C decreases histamine secretion and also blocks production of the potent vasoconstrictive leukotrienes, which are known to be involved in asthma (Werbach, M, MD. Healing through nutrition, Harper Collins Publishers, NY. p. 37).

General Well-being: A UCLA researcher, James Enstrom, says that 300 mg of vitamin C a day (half from supplements) will extend the life of men 5 or 6 years longer than those getting only 25 mg. Enstrom claims that the same amount will add two years to a woman's life (Fort Collins Coloradoan USA Weekend, Sept 30, 1994 p. 10).
Contraindications: High dosages of vitamin C (>1000 mg.) should not be taken by gout patients or by kidney stone formers. Vitamin C is contraindicated in iron overload disease.
Ingredients: Each Tablet Contains: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1,000 mg. Proprietary blend 110 mg* of: Lemon Bioflavonoids
Vegetarian: Yes
Suggested Dosage: 1 tablet daily or as directed
Pack: 90 Tablets
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