Vitamin C is the quintessential exogenous (diet-derived) antioxidant that helps support health and wellness.
Vitamin C absorption decreases with increasing dosage, so our liposomal Vitamin C offsets that loss and enables high-level dosing without intravenous therapy.
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Early European sailors and explorers suffered, and sometimes perished, from a wasting condition known as scurvy, a disease we now know is caused by vitamin C deficiency. As it turns out, it was the lack of fresh fruit and vegetables on long ocean voyages that often lead to this strange condition. In the 18th century, English physicians identified that certain plants and fruits contained a tonic, or factor (vitamin C, as it turns out) which prevented the scourges of scurvy: everything from tooth loss, skin disorders, and mental breakdown to appetite loss, diarrhea, fever and irritability. In bad cases, vitamin C deficiency leads to bleeding, paralysis, and even death. Humans, unlike most other animals, cannot make vitamin C in our bodies, and must consume it in foods or supplements.
Now known as the “grandfather” of the traditional antioxidants, vitamin C has a wide range of astonishing health benefits and plays a pivotal role in enhancing detoxification. Here are a few excellent reasons to supplement your diet with vitamin C: Battle oxidation. Vitamin C acts as a major electron donor for eight different enzymes and maintains optimal electron flow in your cells. Thisdecreases Ascorbate (vitamin C) acts as a reducing agent, donating electrons and preventing oxidation to keep iron and copper atoms in their reduced states. (1) Protect proteins, lipids, and other vital molecular elements in your body.
This maintains active defenses against tissue degradation and supports proper bodily functions. (1, 2) Regulate mineral balance. Vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis, which is an important structural component of your bones, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and neurotransmitters. (2, 10) Slow down the aging process, and restore healthy aging. Vitamin C has been shown to actually reverse age-relatedabnormalities including metabolic syndrome, inflammation, liver, and tissue injury in mice that had a premature aging disorder called Werner Syndrome. (3) Support brain health. Vitamin C helps facilitate central nervous system signal transduction in the neurotransmitters and supplies electrons for the formation of neurotransmitters. (4) Strengthen general health. Vitamin C has also been found to play a role in maintaining wellness. (5,11) Support detoxification.
Vitamin C is helpful for mercury elimination, as it tends to mobilize mercury from intracellular stores. (6, 7, 8, 9) Given the extraordinary amount of research indicating vitamin C’s ability to promote healthy detoxification and longevity, it’s important to consume the most effective and convenient means of supplementation. The human body does not make vitamin C, and it must come from diet or supplementation. Research shows that the degree of absorption of traditional vitamin C supplements decreases as intake increases.
At high intake, human absorption of ascorbic acid may be as low as 33%, though it has been shown to be as high as 90% absorbed in oral liposomes. (10) Quicksilver Scientific uses a phospholipid encapsulation system for Liposomal vitamin C that improves upon basic liposomal technology with smaller, more stable, tightly distributed, single-layer spheres (called unilamellar vessicles) made from the highest-grade ingredients available. These small vesicles begin absorbing as soon as they hit your mouth, ensuring high absorption of vitamin C before it is altered by the harsh processes in the stomach and intestines. Quicksilver Scientific has effectively improved upon the high-tech equipment, rigorous processes, and tight particle-size controls used by pharmaceutical companies and has created a superior, new category of liposomal products: Quicksilver Delivery Systems™. Log on here to learn more: www.quicksilverdeliverysystems.com.
This formula does not contain any R/Lipoic Acid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czm86sD5fxg
What is the source? Supplemental 5-HTP is derived from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, a West African medicinal plant. 5-HTP is not found in significant amounts in a typical diet. The human body manufactures 5-HTP from L-tryptophan, a natural amino acid found in many dietary proteins. However, eating food that contains L-tryptophan does not significantly increase 5-HTP levels.
How much is usually taken? The amount of 5-HTP needed varies between individuals. The suggested use is 1-2 capsules daily which equals 50-100 mg per day. We ask that you check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure if the suggested use is right for you.
Are there any side effects or precautions? Some people taking large amounts of 5-HTP experience nausea or, less often, headache, sleepiness, muscle pain, or anxiety. 5-HTP should not be taken with antidepressants, weight-control drugs, other serotonin modifying agents, or substances known to cause liver damage. Individuals with liver disease may not be able to adequately regulate 5-HTP. Those suffering from autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma may be more sensitive than others to 5-HTP.
Is this product safe for pregnant women? The safety of 5-HTP during pregnancy or breast-feeding is unknown at this time. Use of 5-HTP should be in consultation with a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
Is this product suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians? Yes, this product is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Is this product free of Magnesium Stearate? This product does not contain magnesium stearate.
Is it OK to store the capsules in a vitamin organizer? It is best not to put this product in a vitamin organizer as some of the ingredients are susceptible to moisture. The capsules should remain in the bottle where they will be more protected from environmental influences.
Where is this formula manufactured? This product is manufactured in the United States. This product was made in a GMP and ISO 9001:2008 registered facility.