SUPER C POWDER

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CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

  • High-Concentration Vitamin C Formula
  • Boosts Immune System Function and Antioxidant Reserve
  • Promotes a Balanced Cycle of inflammation
  • Promotes Collagen Formation to Maintain Healthy Ligaments, Tendons and Joints

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin most widely known for its role in supporting immune health. It provides potent antioxidant protection, as it helps combat cellular damage from free radicals caused by oxidative stress, thus protecting health overall, including brain health and mental well-being. Vitamin C also boosts the function of immune cells and is a key nutrient in the synthesis of collagen. Super C Powder is balanced with calcium, magnesium and potassium to gently deliver high- concentration vitamin C to reduce the potential of gastrointestinal upset.

Overview

Vitamin C’s role in immune enhancement has been strongly evidenced in supplementation research to increase natural killer cell activity, lymphocyte proliferation and immune Balance.1 Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant, acting to neutralize free radical damage to cells, including DNA, lipids and proteins. As a free radical neutralizing agent, vitamin C readily donates electrons to unstable molecules and breaks the chain of free radical damage to cells and tissues.2 Vitamin C is also involved in the synthesis of collagen, carnitine and Neurotransmitters.2-4 This vitamin is considered essential to humans, and while most mammals are able to synthesize vitamin C, humans cannot. As a result, exposure to smoke, pollution, radiation, heavy metals, and high-stress lifestyles all increase the body’s requirement for vitamin C. Nutritional support, including that of vitamin C, also plays a critical role in brain health and low levels of this vitamin is a contributing factor to disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 5

Deficiency

Severe vitamin C deficiency has been known for many centuries as scurvy, a condition characterized by subcutaneous bleeding, poor wound closure, bruising easily, hair and tooth loss, and joint pain or swelling.2 While scurvy is rare in the majority of today’s population, current lifestyle factors raise the requirement for vitamin C. Adequate intake and retention is necessary to maintain healthy vitamin C status in the body.

Immune Function & Antioxidant Support

Vitamin C supplementation has been studied for more than six decades for its role in supporting the body during immune challenges. It has been shown to stimulate both the production11,12 and function 13,14 of white blood cells, especially neutrophils, lymphocytes and phagocytes. These immune guardians have been shown to accumulate high concentrations of vitamin C, which can protect these cell types from oxidative damage.15,16 Through its potent antioxidant functions, vitamin C has been shown to protect white blood cells from self-inflicted oxidative damage.17 A weak or even overactive immune system can contribute to the presence of psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety, hyperactivity, psychosocial, or behavioral impairments that are linked to neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, ASD)18, and in doing so makes vitamin C supplementation essential for children with such disorders.

Mental Health Support

Vitamin C plays a critical role in brain health primarily through its role as an antioxidant. Indeed, vitamin C supplementation has been shown to even help with the symptoms of mental health disorders such as ADHD and ASD. In one study, children with ADHD who received a supplement that included vitamin C displayed significant improvements in clinical outcomes compared to children with ADHD who did not receive the suplement.19 In another study involving children with ADHD, a broad spectrum micronutrient that included vitamin C improved emotional regulation, aggression, and general functioning.20 Children with ASD can also benefit from a micronutrient supplement. In one study, children with ASD who took vitamin supplements showed improvements in sleep and gastrointestinal problems compared to a placebo group, and these improvements corresponded with an increase in vitamin C levels.21Therefore, regular vitamin C supplementation is vital toward improving both the mental and physical health of children with behavioral, psychosocial, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Connective Tissue Health

Vitamin C's role in collagen formation makes it vital to maintaining skin, capillary, gum, joint and skeletal health. 17 The antioxidant properties of vitamin C and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C vital to skin health. Keratinocytes have a high capacity for vitamin C transport, to compensate for limited blood flow to the epidermis. 18, 19 Vitamin C's role in normal tissue repair and recovery may include promoting keratinocyte differentiation, 20,21 stimulating the formation of the epidermal barrier and re-establishing the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the epidermis. 22 Higher intake of dietary vitamin C have been correlated with a decreased risk of dry skin. 23

Cardiovascular Health

Research has shown vitamin C to have a strong relationship with cardiovascular health. In 2004, a pooled analysis of nine prospective cohort studies found that supplemental vitamin C intake (>400 mg/day for a mean of 10 years) supported cardiovascular health.5 A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessed the effect of vitamin C supplementation on blood fats6 among 549 subjects, aged 48- 82 years of age. Subjects received vitamin C supplements or placebo at doses ranging from 500 to 2,000 mg/day for 4 to 24 weeks. Overall, vitamin C supplementation had a significant impact on maintaining healthy blood fats. In addition, cross- sectional studies have indicated that plasma vitamin C concentration helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels in both men and women. 7-9 This is also an important benefit for both typically developing children as well as those with behavioral, neurodevelopmental, or psychosocial disorders as heart health directly influences brain health.

Directions

1 scoop (6.5 grams) in a glass of water and drink once per day or as recommended by your health care professional.

Does Not Contain

Gluten, yeast, artifical colors and flavors.

Cautions

If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.