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- Promotes optimal immune functions
- Provides antioxidant protection
- Promotes normal regulation of heart functions
- Promotes cognitive health
- Reduces the inflammatory response
- Promotes skeleton, muscle and skin health
- Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): 500 mg
Around 90 percent of vitamin C in the typical diet comes from fresh fruits and vegetables. Peppers (s weet green and red peppers and hot red and green chili peppers) are especially rich in vitamin C. Other good sources include citrus fruits and juices, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach and strawberries. It is important to note that cooking destroys vitamin C activity.
Vitamin C, justifiably so, has become the worlds most popular vitamin. The reasoning behind this vitamins grand reputation is at once multi-faceted as well as amazing. The bodily functions promoted by this vitamin create an extensive list.*
Ascorbic acid is best known for its antioxidant properties. Ascorbic acid may be the most important water-soluble antioxidant in the body.*
The capacity of vitamin C to support the immune system seems to be common knowledge. In support of an elevated vitamin C intake, an expert scientific panel recently recommended increasing the current RDA for vitamin C from 60 mg to at least 100-200 mg per day. Next, vitamin C may promote normal pulmonary health. Part of the protective action of vitamin C appears to be due to its antioxidant properties. Finally, some studies suggest that vitamin C supplementation will help to maintain healthy vision.*
Vitamin C helps support cardiovascular health in a few different ways. It assists in promoting normal levels of cholesterol and normal blood pressure and promotes normal platelet activity. It also promotes healthy triglyceride levels. Vitamin C protects against LDL peroxidation by scavenging free radicals. Vitamin C helps maintain endothelial cell function by promoting the synthesis of nitric oxide (also known as NO and EDRF for endothelium-derived relaxing factor).*
As mentioned above, vitamin C helps preserve intracellular reduced glutathione concentrations. This activity likely helps maintain nitric oxide levels and potentiates its vasoactive effects, helping to maintain the integrity of blood vessels.*
Vitamin C may promote normal modulation of prostaglandin synthesis, which in turn promotes normal vasodilatory activity. As observed above, vitamin C helps maintain nitric oxide levels and supports its ability to preserve the integrity of the blood vessels. There is an indication that vitamin C supports endothelial-dependent vasodilation.*
Vitamin C plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy connective tissues including collagen, elastin, fibronectin, proteoglycans, bone matrix and elastin-associated fibrillin. Also, a lack of vitamin C can cause general fatigue. Next, vitamin C helps moderate healthy iron absorption, transport and storage. It promotes the normal intestinal absorption of iron.*
Beta Carotene (Vitamin A Precursor): 800 IU
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is part of a family of compounds including retinol, retinal and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is also known as pro-vitamin A because it can be converted into vitamin A. The best sources of vitamin A includes organ meats (such as liver and kidney) egg yolks, butter, carrot juice, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, peaches, fortified dairy products (such as milk and some margarines) and cod liver oil. Vitamin A has exhibited anti-aging and antioxidant activities. Vitamin A helps to maintain vision. It promotes normal bone growth and also contributes to a healthy immune system. Vitamin A supports normal epithelial differentiation, growth, reproduction, pattern formation during embryogenesis, bone development, hematopoiesis and brain development. Children are particularly susceptible to the effects of vitamin A deficiency.*
Potassium (Bicarbonate): 99 mg Foods rich in potassium include fresh vegetables and fruits, such as bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, avocado, raw spinach, cabbage and celery. Potassium is an essential macromineral that helps to keep fluid balance. It also plays a role in a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Among other things, it promotes the normal transmission of nerve impulses, the normal contraction of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, the normal production of energy, the normal synthesis of nucleic acids, the maintenance of intracellular tonicity and the maintenance of normal blood pressure. Potassium promotes muscle relaxation, and supports normal insulin release. It also promotes normal glycogen and protein synthesis. Potassium is an electrolyte that promotes proper heartbeat, and it is important in supporting the normal release of energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism.*
Potassium also promotes the normal regulation of water balance. Potassium promotes the normal elimination of wastes and generally contributes to a sense of well-being. Potassium is stored in the muscles.*
Some symptoms of potassium deficiency include poor circulation, earaches, inability to sleep, muscle weakness and water retention. Sodium and potassium are two of the most important ions in helping the body maintain the homeostatic equilibrium of fluids.*
What is the recommend daily allowance of Vitamin C?
The RDA for the average adult male is 90 mg a day and for adult females it is 75 mg a day.
Does Isotonix Vitamin C provide the recommended daily allowance?
Yes, Isotonix Vitamin C contains 500 mg of vitamin C per serving, which is an optimal amount for immune system maintenance. In times of illness or distress, it may be helpful to supplement with a higher serving size of vitamin C.*
Will Isotonix Vitamin C enhance my immune system?
Yes, in several ways actually. Vitamin C has been heralded for quite possibly being the best immune system supporter and antioxidant available today. People who take daily doses of vitamin C can boost their immune system. Vitamin C supports the immune system by protecting the body from free radical damage. As a water-soluble vitamin, ascorbic acid performs its antioxidant functions within the aqueous compartments of the blood and inside cells and can help restore the antioxidant potential of vitamin E (a fat-soluble antioxidant). Support of immune cell function is also a key role performed by vitamin C.*
Is Isotonix Vitamin C safe for children and their delicate systems?
Children should take Might-A-Mins® which has a lower serving of vitamin C in the formulation. Vitamin C supplementation is especially beneficial for children.*
Who needs to supplement with Isotonix Vitamin C Formula?
Basically, everyone over 18 should use Isotonix Vitamin C Formula to add vitamin C to their diet because very few of us get the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables in our daily diets. Those who may especially need supplemental vitamin C include the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, smokers, those under heavy amounts of stress, those with cardiovascular conditions and athletes.*
Is it possible to take too much Isotonix Vitamin C Formula?
Ascorbic acid is extremely safe even at relatively high levels (because most of the excess is excreted in the urine). At high doses (over 1000 mg/day), some people can experience gastrointestinal side effects such as stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhea. It is recommended that you take vitamin C supplements in gradual servings throughout the day to achieve maximum benefits.*
How does Isotonix Vitamin C Formula aid in cardiovascular health?
It helps maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It promotes strong arterial walls and supports normal blood pressure. It helps the body maintain vitamin E, which has known benefits for the cardiovascular system. Finally, vitamin C supports normal platelet activity.*
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Works great! Taste could improve.
Took 3 caps when I felt a cold coming on - sore thoat and body. Next day, I didn't feel a thing! Just hope they will change the taste - I found too many colour specks that didn't dissolve and dyed my mouth orange. Wish this was lime flavour. I'd drink it like juice. Orange is too sweet.
Must have this season
Without a doubt its a must have this season! If you have blood in your veins and breath air, then its a no brainer! Defiantly don't want to get sick!
simple way to help immune system
Most useful at times when I am just starting to feel a cold coming on - or when I have been super busy and want to avoid stress to my immune system
A must have for every day health
People look down on vitamin C too much, because we can get them easily. But people don't realize half the time that we also lose it very easily. This makes vitamin C very important to consume in moderate amount consistently. A capful of Vitamin C is equivalent to an orange, or probably several. While you may consider eating oranges to get your vitamin C, it's mostly not absorbed into the system anyhow, and you lose out on absorbing them.