Vitamin C is an incredible nutrient that is involved in numerous areas of function in the body. Because the body can’t produce or store vitamin C, it needs to be replenished on a daily basis. There are many foods that are excellent sources of vitamin C, but with sickness or disease present, we often need more vitamin C than we can comfortably eat. And when you have a sensitive stomach, a vitamin C supplement can be a painful prospect!
Enter Gentle C™... Buffered with calcium ascorbate, the pH of Gentle C™ is raised to approximately 6.8 -- 7.4 (ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, generally has a pH around 2.5), which helps to eliminate any irritation in sensitive, cringing stomachs.
Vitamin C is like the super-employee everyone would like to hire. It helps in the making of certain neurotransmitters, promoting brain, central nervous system, and stress-related health, and is also an amazing antioxidant. Not only does vitamin C protect the body by helping to get rid of free radicals, but it also works to reactivate vitamin E (another antioxidant) when it has worn out, giving it a second life and the ability to continue “cleaning up”. And, adding to the list, vitamin C boosts the immune system, supports the use of fat for energy, and some research indicates that C takes part in the metabolism of cholesterol into bile, thus possibly affecting blood cholesterol levels and the problem of gallstones.
Vitamin C is most commonly known as the powerful immune booster that it is -- an absolute must when sickness is in sight. However, as the studies of Linus Pauling and many others have discovered, the role of vitamin C is far more expansive than the common cold!
Health complications which have been are directly involved with the problem of inflammation -- such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and cancer (among many others) -- have benefited greatly from vitamin C's ability to help reduce inflammation.
Things that cause high oxidative stress in the body, such as diabetes or smoking, benefit doubly from vitamin C both in the capacity of an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. As an antioxidant, vitamin C has also been found in studies to significantly reduce the risk of cataracts.
Vitamin C is an excellent aid for those who suffer from gout by helping the body to excrete uric acid. It is also frequently used as a type of chelating agent for minerals when deposits in the body are causing damage (such as calcium deposits in atherosclerosis). It helps in metal ion metabolism, helping to reduce symptoms of heavy metal poisoning (this has often been seen in the case of lead toxicity), and promotes the absorption of iron in the body.
Vitamin C is also necessary in order for collagen to be made in the body. Collagen is what gives strength to hair and nails, and elasticity to the skin. It is used by the blood vessels, and also helps to build up bones (teeth), ligaments, cartilage and tendons, and connective tissues throughout the body. On the "outside" of the body, collagen works to promote wound healing as it repairs skin tissue.
How will it benefit you? Try some and C for yourself!
See the following great article referencing Gentle C™: Metal Urgency -- effects, avoidance, and treatment of heavy metals
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