Liposomal Vitamin C
A highly absorbable liposomal blend of two potent antioxidants, vitamin C and the bioactive “R” form of lipoic acid, together offer the ultimate in fast-acting, complete immune and detoxification support. Vitamin C is essential to immune function, detoxification, antioxidant status, collagen production and tissue health, as well as supporting critical antioxidants such as vitamin E and glutathione. R-lipoic acid (as sodium R-lipoate) is both water and fat-soluble, a potent natural antioxidant and chelator, capable of benefiting all tissues. R-lipoic acid has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, regenerates vitamins C and E, and upregulates the glutathione system. R-Lipoic acid is a natural chelator and functions as a co-factor for mitochondrial enzymes involved in energy production. The “R” form is the biologically active component (natural to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s broad and potent antioxidant effect.
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient that cannot be synthesized by humans and must be obtained through diet or supplementation; it is the fourth most common nutrient deficiency in the United States. Vitamin C has multiple critical functions due to its ability to donate electrons. It is a classic and potent antioxidant that acts both directly, by neutralizing peroxyl radicals, and indirectly, by restoring the antioxidant capacity of Vitamin E. Vitamin C has been shown to effectively scavenge free radicals such as superoxide and singlet oxygen. Vitamin C protects cell membranes against lipid peroxidation by quenching free radicals generated in the aqueous phase, preventing their damaging effects on lipid membranes. Lipoic acid has been called a universal antioxidant, both fat- and water-soluble, and able to neutralize reactive oxygen species both inside and outside cells.
Lipoic acid functions as a mitochondrial antioxidant, supporting glutathione, ubiquinol, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It plays a critical role in the mitochondrial energy metabolism. Lipoic acid is particularly effective in offsetting free radical peroxidation of membrane phospholipids. It supports vitamin C, glutathione, vitamin E and CoQ10. It is associated with elevated cell resistance to oxidative challenge. Lipoic acid has also been shown to regulate the transcription of genes associated with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory pathways, including the potent master antioxidant switch, Nrf2.
Vitamin C offers powerful support of collagen throughout the body, providing support to tissues such as tendons and ligaments, muscles, skin, bones, cartilage, spine and teeth. Vitamin C increases collagen protein synthesis and stimulates DNA repair in skin cells. It may facilitate wound healing, which increases the need for collagen synthesis. Tendon, bone and muscle healing after injury has been increased with vitamin C. Vitamin C can also be beneficial to skin, limiting oxidative photo-damage and wrinkling by increasing type I and type III procollagen messengers. Topical vitamin C also increases collagen production, and decreases wrinkling and apparent roughness of skin. Vitamin C reduces UV-related damage and lipid peroxidation, decreases pro-inflammatory cytokines, and protects against cell death.*
Take 4 pumps by mouth. Hold in mouth 30 seconds before swallowing. Repeat to desired dosage or as directed by a healthcare professional. Take on an empty stomach at least 10 minutes before meals. Use within 30 days of opening. If pregnant, consult physician before use.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner.
Do not use if stick pack is damaged.
Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
Does Not Contain
Wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.