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Vitamin C - 1,000 mg with Rose Hips Veg Tabs (250 Count)

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  • Quick Notes:

    • Vitamin C is a potent water soluble antioxidant; protects against damage from free radicals!
    • Vitamin C supports the immune system!
    • Vitamin C plays an important role in the creation of collagen and connective tissue formation!
    • Rose hips contain broad spectrum bioflavonoids and are added to promote enhanced Vitamin C activity!
    • Rose hips can contain up to 60 times the amount of Vitamin C found in citrus fruit!
    • May support capillary walls, blood vessels and help maintain healthy teeth, gums and bones!
    • Vitamin C is water-soluble, cannot be stored by the body, and needs to be replenished on a daily basis!
    • Convenient, easy-to-swallow tablet!
    • Vegan!
       

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    Quick Notes:

    • Vitamin C is a potent water soluble antioxidant; protects against damage from free radicals!
    • Vitamin C supports the immune system!
    • Vitamin C plays an important role in the creation of collagen and connective tissue formation!
    • Rose hips contain broad spectrum bioflavonoids and are added to promote enhanced Vitamin C activity!
    • Rose hips can contain up to 60 times the amount of Vitamin C found in citrus fruit!
    • May support capillary walls, blood vessels and help maintain healthy teeth, gums and bones!
    • Vitamin C is water-soluble, cannot be stored by the body, and needs to be replenished on a daily basis!
    • Convenient, easy-to-swallow tablet!
    • Vegan!
       

    Vitamin C:

    This high potency formula is a great source of Vitamin C and is available in a vegetarian tablet.

    Vitamin C is a highly versatile - health promoting nutrient that is active throughout the body. It has many health benefits, but it is best known as a cell protector, immunity booster, and powerful antioxidant. Research suggests Vitamin C works synergistically with other nutrients and should be considered a complex similar to the B vitamin class of compounds. Vitamin C is consumed more rapidly in the body during times of elevated stress.

    Research Indicates:

    • May support healthy immune function
    • Powerful antioxidant
    • May help minimize the effects of bruising
    • Important for gum health
    • Prevents scurvy
    • Aids in absorption of Vitamin E
    • May support healthy histamine response
    • May support healthy cardiovascular function
    • Essential for the production of collagen
    • Shown to strengthen blood vessel
    • May support healthy brain function
    • May increase iron absorption
    • Essential for proper adrenal gland function
    • May promote healthy healing of wounds and burns
       

    Rose Hips:

    Rose hips are obtained from the dried fruit of the rose. They are one of the greatest natural herbal sources of Vitamin C. In addition to containing up to 60 times the Vitamin C of citrus fruit, Rose Hips also contain the entire Vitamin C bioflavonoid complex. This complex helps facilitate Vitamin C’s absorption. Rose Hips are also a rich source of Vitamins A, B complex, D, E, & K, Iron and Calcium.

    Research Indicates:

    • May support healthy immune function
    • May enhance effects of Vitamin C
    • May support a healthy mood
    • May strengthens capillaries
    • May support healthy inflammatory response

    Ingredients

    Ascorbic Acid

    Dog Rose

    Rose Hips

    Vitamin C

    Suggested Use:

    Take 1 tablet daily with meals

    Storage:

    Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    • Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.
    • If you are taking statins or anticoagulants please consult with your primary health care professional before taking this product.
    • Large doses of Vitamin C may interfere with the body’s absorption of Copper and Selenium.
    • Persons with kidney stones, kidney disease, or hemochromatosis should not exceed 500 mg per day and should consult a health care practitioner prior to using products containing Vitamin C.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.
    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!
    1. Dietary supplement fact sheet: vitamin C. Office of Dietary Supplements website. Available at: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/.

    2. Sesso HD, Buring JE, Christen WG, et al. Vitamins E and C in the prevention of cardiovascular disease in men: the Physicians' Health Study II randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2008;300:2123-2133.

    3. Eslami M, Badkoubeh RS, Mousavi M, et al. Oral ascorbic acid in combination with beta-blockers is more effective than beta-blockers alone in the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting. Tex Heart Inst J. 2007;34:268-274.

    4. Mullan BA, Young IS, Fee H, et al. Ascorbic Acid reduces blood pressure and arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetes. Hypertension. 2002;40:804-809.

    5. Van Straten M, Josling P. Preventing the common cold with a vitamin C supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey. Adv Ther. 2002;19:151-159.

    6. Masaki KH, Losonczy KG, Izmirlian G, et al. Association of vitamin E and C supplement use with cognitive function and dementia in elderly men. Neurology. 2000;54:1265-1272.

    7. Taylor CA, Hampl JS, Johnston CS. Low intakes of vegetables and fruits, especially citrus fruits, lead to inadequate vitamin C intakes among adults. Eur J Clin Nutr.2000;54:573-578.

    8. Lykkesfeldt J, Christen S, Wallock LM, et al. Ascorbate is depleted by smoking and repleted by moderate supplementation: a study in male smokers and nonsmokers with matched dietary antioxidant intakes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000;71:530-536.

    9. Labriola D, Livingston R. Possible interactions between dietary antioxidants and chemotherapy. Oncology. 1999;13:1003-1012.

    10. Duffy SJ, Gokce N, Holbrook M, et al. Treatment of hypertension with ascorbic acid. Lancet. 1999;354:2048.

    11. Allard JP, Aghdassi E, Chau J, et al. Effects of vitamin E and C supplementation on oxidative stress and viral load in HIV-infected subjects. AIDS. 1998;12:1653-1659.

    12. Hemila H. Vitamin C intake and susceptibility to the common cold. Br J Nutr. 1997;77:59-72.

    13. Hemila H. Vitamin C and common cold incidence: a review of studies with subjects under heavy physical stress. Int J Sports Med. 1996;17:379-383.

    14. Darr D, Dunston S, Faust H, et al. Effectiveness of antioxidants (vitamin C and E) with and without sunscreens as topical photoprotectants. Acta Derm Venereol.1996;76:264-268.

    15. McAlindon TE, Jacques P, Zhang Y, et al. Do antioxidant micronutrients protect against the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis? Arthritis Rheum.1996;39:648-656.

    16. Baker B. Vitamin C deficiency common in hospitalized. Fam Pract News. March 1995:25.

    17. Hemila H. Does vitamin C alleviate symptoms of the common cold? A review of current evidence. Scand J Infect Dis. 1994;26:1-6.

    18. Peters EM, Goetzsche JM, Grobbelaar B, et al. Vitamin C supplementation reduces the incidence of postrace symptoms of upper-respiratory-tract infection in ultramarathon runners. Am J Clin Nutr. 1993;57:170-174.

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Letter Vitamins - C

    • What are vitamins?

      Vitamins are naturally occurring compounds present in foods. The human body cannot create vitamins and therefore has to acquire them via the diet or supplements. Vitamins are essential for all body functions including: obtaining energy from food, supporting growth, repairing tissues, maintenance of health, and general wellness.

    • Why are vitamins important?

      Our bodies utilize vitamins on a daily basis. These vitamins are critical for biochemical processes that maintain life. Vitamins play important roles in obtaining energy from our food, supporting growth, healing, and repair. A continuous deficiency in vitamins will lead to a serious deterioration in health, weakness, susceptibility to disease, and may lead to death.

    • How many vitamins are there?

      Thirteen vitamins have been identified: A, B (8 variations) C, D, E, and K. B complex vitamins are as follows: Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), and Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).

       

       

    • What is the difference between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins?

      Vitamins are divided into two groups: water-soluble and fat-soluble.

      As the name implies, water-soluble vitamins such as most B and C vitamins dissolve in water. They are easily taken up and released by body tissues. Daily replenishment of these water soluble nutrients is important because the body cannot store them.

      Fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E and K dissolve in fat. These vitamins are absorbed along with fat. Excess fat-soluble vitamins may be stored in the body fat and liver therefore several weeks' supply may be consumed in a single dose or meal.

    • Is there any grapefruit in the citrus bioflavonoids in Bioflavonoid Complex?

      No. The Certificate of Analysis for our Hesperidin ingredient states the product consists of “100% Citrus (limon and sinensis)” from the USA. According to UCLA’s Department of Subtropical Horticulture, Citrus limon is also known as the lemon and Citrus sinensis is also known as the orange. Citrus paradisi is the species for grapefruit, which is absent in our Hesperidin.

    • What is the pH of Buffered C compared to vitamin C supplements with only ascorbic acid?

      - Vitamin C 1,000 mg plus Rose Hips, Prolonged Release — pH = 2.81(ascorbic acid)
      - Vitamin C 1,000 mg plus Rose Hips — pH = 2.65(ascorbic acid)
      - Buffered C 1,000 mg plus 5 Key Minerals, Prolonged Release — pH = 4.84 (ascorbic acid and ascorbates)

      A buffer is something that resists change. It is a mixture of acidic and alkaline components that, when added to a solution (i.e., your stomach’s gastric secretions), can protect the solution against wide variations in its pH, even when strong acids and bases are added. In the stomach, the pH is usually around 2.0.There is a value called “pKa,” which represents the constant for an acid, promoting a balanced equation. The pKa for ascorbic acid is 4.1.This value applies to all three products listed above, even though the pH is different. The closer the pH and pKa value, the stronger the buffering capability. Therefore, if the pH and pKa are equal, you will have the maximum buffering effect for that particular compound. Our Buffered C’s pH and pKa values are equivalent, which provides a more tolerable supplement for those with sensitive stomachs due to increased acid production.

       

    • Why are bioflavonoids important? How are they processed?

      For citrus bioflavonoids, whole citrus fruit is cleaned, washed, de-juiced and de-oiled. The resulting byproduct, composed primarily of pulp, is ground, rewashed and pressed to remove certain soluble compounds and excess water. A proprietary process removes additional non-fiber components and transforms the residue into a fiber concentrate, which is dehydrated, milled, sized and checked for conformity to specifications. The bioflavonoids used by EverLife contain no artificial additives or preservatives.

      Function: Flavonoids are present in berries, citrus and yams, and may keep disease promoting hormones from attaching to the surface of cells. Studies have shown that bioflavonoids increase vitamin C absorption. Other areas of research include strengthening capillary walls, varicose veins, eye health, immune system health, inflammation management, injury recovery, and cardiovascular health.

    • What is the difference between L-ascorbic acid and D-ascorbic acid?

      The L-form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is the naturally occurring form. There are four forms of ascorbic acid-called isomers. An isomer is the same chemical molecule but a different arrangement of the molecule. When you change the arrangement of the molecule, it may have different chemical properties. As one professor puts it, “mirror image molecules do not have mirror image effects.” The four forms are L, D, LD, and DL.

      L-ascorbic acid is the form we use in our dietary supplements, and it is the form most manufacturers (if not all) use. It is the only truly useful form for humans and mammals that cannot synthesize their own vitamin C.

      D-ascorbic acid is the enantiomer of L-ascorbic acid. Basically, an enantiomer is the mirror image of a molecule. So if you take a D-ascorbic acid molecule and flip it over and superimpose it onto an L-ascorbic acid molecule, it would all line up. Again, because it has a different arrangement within the molecule, it has different effects in the body than L-ascorbic acid. D-ascorbic acid does not lend any antioxidant activity, so it is essentially useless for human benefit.

      It is also possible one may get confused with the letter “D” because of another form of ascorbic acid is called D-isoascorbic acid (or erythorbic acid) is used as a food preservative because it has antioxidant properties but it doesn’t have as much vitamin C activity (about 1/20th of the vitamin C activity). This form is not used in dietary supplements-only in foods as a preservative. Again, that’s because isoascorbic acid is a different arrangement of the molecule, so it may have different chemical properties.

       

    • What are the sources of rutin and hesperidin?

      Rutin is from Chinese scholar tree (Japanese pagoda tree). Hesperidin is from citrus fruits

    • What is vitamin C and what does it do?

      Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.

      The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.

      Source: National Institute of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

    • How much vitamin C do I need?

      The amount of vitamin C you need each day depends on your age. Average daily recommended amounts for different ages are listed below in milligrams (mg).

       

      Life Stage

      Recommended Amount

      Birth to 6 months

      40 mg

      Infants 7–12 months

      50 mg

      Children 1–3 years

      15 mg

      Children 4–8 years

      25 mg

      Children 9–13 years

      45 mg

      Teens 14–18 years (boys)

      75 mg

      Teens 14–18 years (girls)

      65 mg

      Adults (men)

      90 mg

      Adults (women)

      75 mg

      Pregnant teens

      80 mg

      Pregnant women

      85 mg

      Breastfeeding teens

      115 mg

      Breastfeeding women

      120 mg

      If you smoke, add 35 mg to the above values to calculate your total daily recommended amount.

       

      Source: National Institute of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

    • Do you need extra vitamin C if you smoke cigarettes?

      Yes. The vitamin C intake needed to maintain an adequate vitamin C status is up to 50% higher in heavy smokers (at least a pack a day) compared with non-smokers.

       

    • What foods provide vitamin C?

      Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C. You can get recommended amounts of vitamin C by eating a variety of foods including the following:

      - Citrus fruits (such as oranges and grapefruit) and their juices, as well as red and green pepper and kiwifruit, which have a lot of vitamin C.
      - Other fruits and vegetables—such as broccoli, strawberries, cantaloupe, baked potatoes, and tomatoes which also have vitamin C.
      - Some foods and beverages that are fortified with vitamin C. To find out if vitamin C has been added to a food product, check the product labels.

      The vitamin C content of food may be reduced by prolonged storage and by cooking. Steaming or microwaving may lessen cooking losses. Fortunately, many of the best food sources of vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables, are usually eaten raw.

      Source: National Institute of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

       

    • What happens if I don't get enough vitamin C?

      Vitamin C deficiency is rare in the United States and Canada. People who get little or no vitamin C (below about 10 mg per day) for many weeks can get scurvy. Scurvy causes fatigue, inflammation of the gums, small red or purple spots on the skin, joint pain, poor wound healing, and corkscrew hairs. Additional signs of scurvy include depression as well as swollen, bleeding gums and loosening or loss of teeth. People with scurvy can also develop anemia. Scurvy is fatal if it is not treated.

      Source: National Institute of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

    • Are there any interactions with vitamin C that I should know about?

      Vitamin C dietary supplements can interact or interfere with medicines that you take. Here are several examples:

      Vitamin C dietary supplements might interact with cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is not clear whether vitamin C might have the unwanted effect of protecting tumor cells from cancer treatments or whether it might help protect normal tissues from getting damaged. If you are being treated for cancer, check with your health care provider before taking vitamin C or other antioxidant supplements, especially in high doses.

      In one study, vitamin C plus other antioxidants (such as vitamin E, selenium, and beta-carotene) reduced the heart-protective effects of two drugs taken in combination (a statin and niacin) to control blood-cholesterol levels. It is not known whether this interaction also occurs with other statins. Health care providers should monitor lipid levels in people taking both statins and antioxidant supplements.

      Tell your doctor, pharmacist, and other health care providers about any dietary supplements and medicines you take. They can tell you if those dietary supplements might interact or interfere with your prescription or over-the-counter medicines or if the medicines might interfere with how your body absorbs, uses, or breaks down nutrients.

      Source: National Institute of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

    • Should I take vitamin C if I have a stomach ulcer or need to avoid acidic food?

      For sensitive individuals, standard ascorbic acid may aggravate ulcers. Nevertheless, vitamin C is also offered in an equally effective non-acidic form such as calcium ascorbate. A pharmacist, physician, or dietitian can advise you on the most suitable formulation for your needs. 

       

    • Are vitamin C supplements which contain bioflavonoids more easily digested?

      Research suggests that vitamin C may be utilized more effectively when certain bioflavonoids are present. Bioflavonoids are being researched for their benefits against heart disease.

    • What is the function of the Citrus Bioflavonoids?

      Bioflavonoids are biologically active Flavonoid compounds found throughout the entire plant kingdom. Research has long suggested that Vitamin C should be considered a complex rather than a single nutrient. Similar to the B complex of vitamins, Vitamin C works synergistically with other nutrients such as bioflavonoids. These compounds are essential for total Vitamin C effectiveness. Some common bioflavonoids are hesperidin and rutin. These bioflavonoids assist Vitamin C in keeping collagen healthy, are essential for proper absorption of Vitamin C, and prevent Vitamin C from being destroyed in the body by oxidation. Consequently, bioflavonoids improve and prolong the function of Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids also support a wide range of biological functions.

       

    • Is there a danger of getting kidney stones from regular use of vitamin C supplements?

      Studies have shown that there is no increased risk. However, people with a history of kidney stones should not take more than the daily recommendation (DRI) for vitamin C. Higher doses (several grams) do not pose a risk to other individuals.

       

    • Can vitamin C be harmful?

      The upper limits for vitamin C are listed below:

       

      Life Stage

      Upper Limit

      Birth to 12 months

      Not established

      Children 1–3 years

      400 mg

      Children 4–8 years

      650 mg

      Children 9–13 years

      1,200 mg

      Teens 14–18 years

      1,800 mg

      Adults

      2,000 mg

       

      Source: National Institute of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

    • Does a high dose of vitamin C (2,000 to 3,000 mg per day) cause any side effects?

      For adults, the Dietary Reference Intake has set a Tolerable Upper Limit of 2,000 mg/day of vitamin C. There are very few side effects when taking large doses of vitamin C. Nevertheless, at high doses a side effect such as a mild laxative effects can be observed in certain cases. This can often be avoided by taking vitamin C in smaller doses throughout the course of the day. The body can use three 350 mg doses of vitamin C more effectively than one single dose of 1,050 mg.

       

       

    • Is there an advantage in consuming extra vitamin C if you have an iron deficiency?

      Iron deficiency anemia is a result of poor absorption of iron or an insufficient intake of iron.

      Iron absorption can be improved when vitamin c supplements or foods high in vitamin C are taken together with meals containing iron from vegetable sources (heme-iron)

       

      When foods high in vitamin C or vitamin C supplements are taken together with meals containing non-heme iron (iron from vegetable sources), the absorption of iron is dramatically improved.

    • Can vitamin C improve physical performance?

      If your vitamin C levels are below the normal range, physical performance may be impaired.

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