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State-of-the-Art Vitamin C

Updated on August 20, 2014

This amazing product has a delivery system for Vitamin C involving nanoparticles. Each particle of Vitamin C is coated with liposomes, which protect the Vitamin C until it is delivered to the intestines. From there, it is taken directly to the liver, which processes it and uses it. This system delivers about four times the amount of Vitamin C that taking it orally by other methods will deliver. It becomes cost-effective, but much more importantly, it becomes possible to take high doses without disturbing the gastro-intestinal system. I also found it helped with a sore on my skin that doesn't want to heal.

The taste leaves something to be desired in my opinion. I have only taken it in water. The seller recommends putting it in juice. It won't break up into tiny particles and mix with the water very well. So I scoop up a spoonful of water with as much of the gel as I can, and tolerate it in order to get the dose I have chosen. It doesn't really bother me, though some people don't care for it.

This form was developed as an answer to intravenous Vitamin C, which can be very health-restoring, but is expensive and unpleasant. With this form, you can approach the necessary doses, and since it goes directly into the system, it is nearly as effective.

Vitamin C is well known as being a formidable nutrient. We are one of the few living things that cannot produce our own. I say "living things" because human beings are not animals, though we have an animal body. But most animals can make their own. Vitamin C is a tremendous anti-oxidant and has many other health benefits as well. Some of the seminal work done on this nutrient was by Linus Pauling, who received the Nobel Prize for his work. He was ahead of his time in analyzing and recommending a nutritional supplement of this kind.

Vitamin C helps lower the risk of cancer. When it combines with minerals, it causes the body to be able to utilize them. In fact, my favorite form of minerals is the mineral ascorbate, which is basically the elemental mineral combined with Vitamin C. This form also helps restore the electrolytic balance and quenches thirst.

I highly recommend this product. Ignore the taste. It's worth it.

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My second choice for a source of Vitamin C is EmergenC, which is also available at Amazon. My favorite flavor is Tengerine, and you can find it here:

EmergenC

I take packets of this with me on hikes. I can quickly combine one packet with a bottle of spring water for a very satisfying thirst-quencher. I feel the need to drink lots of water when I am hiking if I do not put in a packet, because my body craves the restored electrolytes as well as the water.

So I take Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C with my supplements, and take EmergenC if I need to rehydrate my body. It's a good combination.

The first is a flavor I haven't tried. However, it looks like a good choice. Acai berry is an excellent anti-oxidant, and it tastes good, too. It is the fruit of a palm tree. It supposedly has one of the highest ratings of any food, for anti-oxidant activity.

The second product appears to be a good replacement for the product I have reviewed, if you are unable to obtain it.

Emergen-C (30 Count, Acai-Berry Flavor) Dietary Supplement Drink Mix with 1000 mg Vitamin C, 0.30 Ounce Packets, Caffeine Free
Emergen-C (30 Count, Acai-Berry Flavor) Dietary Supplement Drink Mix with 1000 mg Vitamin C, 0.30 Ounce Packets, Caffeine Free

Good for replacing electrolytes, especially when you have been hot. Water by itself may not quench your thirst for good reason. Add a packet of this.

 

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      Pat Goltz 4 years ago

      @lesliesinclair: EmergenC has been around quite a few years, and I have been using it for a long time as well. It IS an effective way to get both Vitamin C and minerals. Unfortunately, it has been purchased by one of the big companies, so we need to watch and see if they change it in an unacceptable way. For example, it looks like they may be using artificial coloring in some flavors now. Thank you for the comment.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      I was surprised one day when my Naturopath prescribed Emergen-C, especially because it seemed to be available everywhere, but she said it was a truly effective way to get the vitamin.