Pure Vitamin C, the supplement extracted from berries that strengthens the immune system, with Vitamin C1, Vitamin C2, provitamin C and bioflavonoids.
Natural Vitamin C is a food supplement based on Vitamin C, enhanced with ultrasound concentrated extracts of Acerola, Camu Camu, Rosa Canina and Ribes Nigrum.
Well tolerated in the stomach, it is also suitable for children.
It is particularly recommended in case of flu, cold and infectious diseases thanks to its stimulating properties on the immune system.
The strong antioxidant action makes natural vitamin C an excellent defense in case of stress, smoking, fatigue and intense physical activity. Strengthens and protects vessels and ensures greater iron absorption. Preserves gum health, accelerates wound healing and protects skin from aging.
Our Vitamin C supplement is naturally extracted and does not contain alcohol, added sugars, gluten, dyes or GMOs and is available in two flavors: ORANGE and AMARENA
Indications of Vitamin C
- heavy menstrual cycle
- circulatory difficulties
- capillary fragility and varicose veins
- skin ulcers
- gum bleeding
- skin aging
Natural Vitamin C is more complete
Speaking of Vitamin C (Acid-L-ascorbic) we are actually talking about Vitamin C1, but there is not only vitamin C1.
Natural phytoactivated Vitamin C provides Vitamin C1, Vitamin C2, and all the nutritional principles contained in the fruits. Its biological activity is greater thanks to the synergy that occurs between the components of the phytocomplex.
The latter must be recognized as being compatible with the body and greater efficacy than what can be obtained with simple Vitamin C1.
An example: Taking 100 mg of vitamin C1 and taking the same amount through an extract of Acerola (Malpighia glabra L. fruits) standardized in L-ascorbic acid is not the same thing, not because vitamin C itself has a different biological activity, but because Acerola contains many other substances. Compared to an isolated vitamin C, in the Acerola extract we find substances that modulate its biological activity and bioavailability.
Benefits of Vitamin C in liquid form
Considering the absorption processes of our organism, the liquid form is essential to maximize assimilation.
Our production through cold ultrasound allows the total extraction of all the active ingredients contained in the vegetable (whether they are water-soluble, fat-soluble, essential oils, mineral salts, amino acids, trace elements or vitamins) without the use of heat or solvents, so to preserve the integrity of the phytocomplex.
Thanks to ultrasonic processing, our Vitamin C is liquid and characterized by a higher concentration and purity. It is free of alcohol, added sugars, dyes, gluten, GMOs.
Learn more about the absorption of vitamin C
Vitamin C is absorbed in the small intestine via a saturable active transport process.
La Reduction in absorption occurs with increasing age and in the case of subjects affected by achlorhydria (a dysfunction of the digestive system characterized by the absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice) or intestinal infections.
The percentage of absorption decreases as the dose taken increases. Up to 30 mg the absorption is 100%, to decrease gradually. Below 500 mg absorption occurs by active transport, then diffusion mechanisms come into play.
Excess vitamin C is eliminated by the kidney. Approximately:
|Quantity taken||Absorbed quantity|
|30 mg||30 mg|
|200 mg||150 mg|
|500 mg||300 mg|
|1.000 mg||550 mg|
It follows that the best way to take Vitamin C is in small doses throughout the day. For this reason, natural Vitamin C is produced in liquid form. Diluting it in water and drinking it during the day ensures maximum assimilation and reduces gastric contraindications.
Symptoms of Vitamin C Deficiency
- Shortness of breath
- bad digestion
- brittle hair with split ends
- dry and knotted hair
- shortage of milk
- bleeding gums
- aphthous stomatitis
- point hemorrhages
- skin problems
- follicular hyperkeratosis
- aggravation of acne lesions
- weakening of the enamel
- tendency to hematoma formation
- swollen or sore joints
- decreased resistance to infections
- alterations of the healing processes
- slow healing of fractures
- weakening of the immune system
9 fundamental functions of Vitamin C
Vitamin C it is partly absorbed in the mouth and in the stomach but mainly in the intestine tenuous due to a sodium-dependent passive diffusion process.
The level of ascorbic acid in the blood reaches his peak 2-3 hours after ingestion, and then decrease when the elimination begins, which occurs through the urine and sweating.
Since vitamin C it does not accumulate in the body, most of it is eliminated within three to four hours, so it would be preferable to take it a small doses throughout the day.
Let's now look at some of the most important actions of vitamin C:
Vitamin C is involved in synthesis of collagen, the most important protein in the body.
Its role is to favor the binding of a portion of the amino acid proline to form hydroxyproline, thus forming collagen, the protein responsible for maintaining the integrity of the fundamental substance, tendons, cartilages, bonesand cute and endothelium of the vessels.
Vitamin C is also involved in the biosynthesis of other connective tissue components including elastin, fibronectin, proteoglycans and bone matrix.
It plays a fundamental role in the healing of wounds, burns and skin ulcers facilitating the formation of the connective tissue of the scar.
It is important to ensure elasticity to the endothelial cells of the vessels and for hinder capillary fragility; promotes gum health and prevents skin aging.
Stimulus of the immune system
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system, stimulating the function and activity of white blood cells, increasing the levels of interferon, the antibody response, the secretion of thymic hormones and promoting the integrity of the interstitial matrix.
Low levels of vitamin C cause a lower resistance against some pathogens; research confirms that the amounts of vitamin C in plasma and white blood cells decrease with infections and stress.
Furthermore, vitamin C increases the number and functionality of phagocytes, improving their ability to assimilate and absorb pathogens and to produce enzymes to destroy them.
If enough vitamin C is taken to saturate the tissues, it enters cells and destroys temporarily inactive viruses.
Powerful natural antioxidant
Vitamin C acts as natural antioxidant in the watery compartments of the body. It is the body's most powerful antioxidant, along with vitamin E and carotene, which are fat-soluble.
Vitamin C participates in many reactions along with antioxidant enzymes and is responsible for the regeneration of oxidized Vitamin E in the body and strengthens its antioxidant capacity.
He's able to reduce the toxicity of some heavy metals such as Lead, Cadmium, Nickel and Vanadium keeping them in a reduced form, so they are absorbed with more difficulty and / or excreted faster.
Vitamin C neutralizes superoxide ion, hydroxyl radical and other oxidizing agents, protecting the structure of DNA, proteins and cell membranes from the damage that these oxidants could cause.
It reduces the oxidation of LDL (cholesterol) and is also essential for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body, in particular, for the synthesis of cartilage and bone.
Vitamin C helps the body to defend itself from environmental pollution and toxic substances and hinders the formation of carcinogenic compounds in the body.
Absorption of iron
Ascorbic acid is involved in the modulation ofiron absorption, transport and deposition; contributes to intestinal iron absorption by reducing "ferrous iron -> ferric iron".
Furthermore stimulates the synthesis of ferritin to promote the deposition of iron in cells. Therefore it is of great help in case of anemia, heavy menstrual periods or chronic fatigue.
Support in case of Stress
During periods of physical, psychological or chemical stress (such as smoke, environmental pollutants or allergens) the elimination of vitamin C through the urine occurs at a significantly faster rate, increasing the body's needs.
In case of Cataract
Several clinical studies have shown that vitamin C supplements (at least 1g per day) stop the progression of cataracts and sometimes significantly improve vision.
Many diabetics suffer from intracellular deficiency of this vitamin; this deficiency can cause numerous problems in the diabetic, including increased capillary permeability, poor wound healing, increased cholesterolemia and a weakening of the immune system.
Vitamin C together with other antioxidants plays the role of modulator of free radical activity in diabetes, improves blood sugar control, reduces the accumulation of sorbitol in the cells and slows down the glycosylation of proteins.
Atherosclerosis and hypercholesterolemia
Numerous population studies have shown that a diet rich in vitamin C significantly reduces the risk of death from heart attack.
This is due to the antioxidant activity, the ability to make the structures of the arteries stronger, the decrease in total cholesterol and blood pressure, the increase in HLD cholesterol levels and the partial reduction of platelet aggregation.
Allergies and bronchial asthma
Vitamin C is capable of reduce histamine levels.
In the initial stages, histamine amplifies the immune response causing an increase in capillary permeability and relaxation of smooth muscle, favoring the flow of immune factors towards the site of the infection.
Vitamin C reduces histamine secretion by white blood cells and helps the body to eliminate it. The studies carried out seem to show that the reduction in histamine levels occurs only if the intake of vitamin C continues for a prolonged period.
Vitamin C can exercise a protective effect also against bronchial asthma and other obstructive pulmonary diseases.
Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of carnitine, responsible for the transport of fatty acids for energy production; it intervenes in the activation of folic acid into tetrahydrofolic acid, or its biologically active form.
Finally, it is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine.
How many grams of vitamin C can you take per day?
Since 1941 the Food and Nutritional Board has established guidelines for vitamins and minerals relating to the recommended daily dose.
Originally this was intended to reduce the incidence of some diseases resulting from serious nutritional deficiencies such as scurvy, beriberi, pellagra.
These reference values also had the purpose of evaluating the possible inadequacy of the dietary regimes of the populations and not of the individuals: in fact the variations in the nutritional needs of each subject are so wide as to make it impossible for the recommended dietary regimes to be identical for all.
Numerous researches show that optimal levels of many nutrients, especially antioxidant nutrients such as vitamins C and E, beta-carotene and selenium, they may actually be much higher than the currently recommended indications.
Other elements not adequately considered by the recommended diets are environmental factors and lifestyle, which can destroy vitamins and bind mineral salts.
Per esempio, in the case of Vitamin C, habits such as smoking, alcoholism, intense sporting activity or the high consumption of caffeinated drinks can cause a significant reduction in plasma concentration and an increased daily requirement of this precious antioxidant.
How Much Vitamin C Does a Smoker Need?
It is now widely known that cigarette smoking is one of the main risk factors for Vitamin C deficiencies; the plasma concentrations of ascorbic acid, in fact, seem to drastically reduce in smokers, leading to the onset of clinical and sub-clinical pictures.
The need for ascorbic acid among smokers increases both for the alteration of intestinal absorption processes, and for the consumption that our body makes of it to protect itself from free radicals, particularly high among those who smoke habitually.
It has been estimated that each cigarette should be balanced with 35mg of vitamin C, therefore, those who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day should take at least 700 mg daily.
This vitamin C supplement is also recommended for those exposed to passive smoking, for those who use alcohol or drugs and for those who live in conditions of high exposure to environmental pollutants.
Product: all active ingredients explained
Camu Camu (Myrciaria Dubia) is a plant native to the Amazon rainforest. The fruit of Camu Camu, similar to a cherry but with a distinctly more acid taste, is known to be one of the richer natural sources of vitamin C.
These berries have been consumed for hundreds of years by the Indians of the Amazon not only as a highly nutritious and antioxidant food, but also as a traditional remedy for the treatment of numerous ailments.
In addition to vitamin C, Camu Camu contains carotenoids, essential amino acids such as valine, leucine and serine and high quantities of flavonoids, with a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic and stimulant action on the immune system.
The fruits of the acerola are one of the most generous sources of vitamin C; they also contain good amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, provitamin A and various mineral salts including iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium.
The content of magnesium and pantothenic acid is much higher than that contained in oranges and the amount of provitamin A is similar to that of carrots. They are also very rich in bioflavonoids which have a synergistic action with vitamin C itself, with a relevant and recognized antioxidant effect.
The Acerola berry is particularly suitable for prevent and combat flu syndromes, colds and respiratory tract infections, as well as stimulating the immune system and being useful in all cases of asthenia, convalescence and vitamin deficiencies.
The false fruits of Rosa canina are very rich in vitamin C; the red berries, called rosehips, contain up to 1,7%; they also contain flavonoids, carotenoids, anthocyanins and tannins.
Rosa Canina is particularly appreciated for its action antioxidant and stimulant of the immune system and it is useful for the prevention and treatment of winter diseases affecting the respiratory system and in states of vitamin C deficiency.
Black currant is rich in Vitamin C, it is widely used in prevention of infectious diseases, in the deficiencies of the immune system, in convalescence and as a corroborant thanks to its tonic and vitalizing properties.
The fruits of Black Currant are also very rich in anthocyanins which give them strong angioprotective and antioxidant properties.
Blackcurrant extracts can be used to increase visual and eye acuity prevention of vascular disorders such as venous insufficiency, haemorrhoidal states and skin capillary fragility.
Thanks to the synergy of its active ingredients, the currant extracts are an excellent defense against various aging processes or cellular changes caused by oxidation.
Indications and method of use
How to use: dilute 40-100 drops per day in half a liter of water or drink of your choice to sip in small sips throughout the day.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Acerola (Malpighia glabbra L.) fruits concentrated aqueous extract 4: 1 *, Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia (Kunth) McVaugh) fruits concentrated aqueous extract 4: 1 *, Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), Rosehip ( Rosa canina L.) fruits concentrated aqueous extract 4: 1 *, Currant (Ribes nigrum) fruits concentrated aqueous extract 4: 1 *, natural flavor: essential oil of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L. var. dulcis) * drug extract ratio.
Warnings: Our natural Vitamin C is safe even in high dosages. Although no cases of kidney stone formation are reported in the medical literature following the intake of high doses of vitamin C, there is however the possibility that some predisposed people may produce calcium oxalate kidney stones following the intake of high doses of vitamin C. A much higher dosage than recommended could give laxative effects.
Format: 50ml PE bottle. Available in 2 flavors: Orange and Black Cherry
For the following specific cases, the reader is invited to also read the product pages below.
- Allergy: Lapacho, Detox, Omega 3, Aloe Vera, Probiotics, glycerine macerate of Ribes Nigrum
- Anemia: Active, Integra 100% RDA, Magnesium Citrate, Lactic ferments, Tamarix glycerine macerate
- Abundant menstrual cycle: Active, Agnocasto mother tincture, Achillea mother tincture
- High cholesterol: Red Rice, Omega 3, Hawthorn Olive Garlic, Detox, Diges
- Demineralisations, fractures: Magnesium, Integra 100% RDA, Active, Cod Liver Pearls
- Immune system, flu: Immuno, Lapacho, Detox, Lactic ferments, Propolis, Aloe Vera + C, Echinacea mother tincture.
- Hemorrhoids, capillary fragility: Cell-k +, Drena, Pilosella mother tincture
- Smokers: Omega 3, AgingQ, AgingOX
- Bleeding gums, nosebleeds: Antiox, Integra 100% RDA, Coconut Oil for 20-minute rinse twice a week
- High blood sugar: Gymnema, Morus nigra glycerine macerate, Lapacho, AgingOX
- Antioxidant system: AgingOX, AgingQ