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by Carly Neubert, BA, NC April 20, 2017
This post is Part 3 of our series called The Future of Vitamin C. In this article, I'll be highlighting the most efficient, cutting edge Vitamin C available: Liposomal Vitamin C. Let us know what you think after reading the article in the comment section below.
If you're looking for more basic information before you learn about the future of Vitamin C, make sure to read my previous blog post: Vitamin C Basics.
The quest for energy and vibrancy is a life-long journey. When you invest your time and money into a supplement you rightly expect results. Vitamin C has proven itself for hundreds of years and modern technology has improved on Vitamin C's inherent super-powers.
Liposomal delivery creates a slower and more complete absorption of Vitamin C. This revolutionary absorption technology means: gone are the days of the Vitamin C "bowel flush" effect. Liposomal Vitamin C allows you the freedom of high dose oral Vitamin C without the worry of trips to the bathroom!
The scientific name for Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Oranges and red bell peppers provide the highest doses of ascorbic acid. You would have to eat 5 large oranges to obtain the minimum 400mg that is recommended for healthy individuals. If you are dealing with a chronic disease, Vitamin C intake must be at 10,000 milligrams or above.
Some criticize ascorbic acid because it is acidic and can cause stomach irritation in sensitive individuals. Many companies offer a "buffered" Vitamin C. In such supplements, minerals (calcium, magnesium, and potassium) are added into the Vitamin C to reduce acidity. The label will read "Buffered Vitamin C" and the back will give milligram doses of the included mineral ascorbates.
Using a buffered Vitamin C supplement may be helpful for individuals with stomach sensitivities. However, when talking high doses of Vitamin C, you run the risk of over consuming the accompanying minerals. Calcium ascorbate is particularly concerning because excess calcium will harden artery walls.
Ascorbic acid is the form of Vitamin C that has been tested in over 50,000 medical studies. Buffered Vitamin C has only been used in 500 studies. Unfortunately there is no scientific evidence that buffered Vitamin C has any superior benefits when compared to ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate.
Sodium ascorbate or straight ascorbic acid are the preferred forms of intravenous (IV) and supplemental Vitamin C. A 1000 milligram (1 gram) dose of sodium ascorbate provides 889 mg of ascorbic acid and 111 mg of sodium. Sodium has a bad reputation for raising blood pressure. This is not an entirely fair stigma. Sodium chloride (table salt) may raise blood pressure in some genotypes, but not all. This condition is known as "sodium-dependent" high blood pressure. However, sodium ascorbate (Vitamin C) is not known to raise blood pressure.
The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 2,400 milligrams of sodium chloride (table salt) per day while many integrative doctors recommend up to 3,500 mg per day. You could consume 30,000 milligrams (30 grams) of sodium ascorbate before you would reach the recommended upper limits for sodium intake.
So where can you get a sodium ascorbate Liposomal Vitamin C supplement? Right here! Introducing our newest product: Liposomal Vitamin C.
A little internet research will yield several liposomal Vitamin C choices, but what makes Healthy Habits Living Liposomal Vitamin C different than competitors? Here's what you need to know:1. We use sodium ascorbate because it is recognized as the best supplemental form.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants and foods whose genes have been altered. The average Vitamin C is manufactured from corn. Soy and corn are the top genetically modified crops in the United States. There exists no longitudinal human study to prove that genetically modified organisms are safe for human consumption. I recommend to err on the side of caution. Do not trust your cellular health to frankenstein-organisms that have blended DNA. Avoid GMO foods and supplements like the plague.
Other manufacturers of liposomal Vitamin C utilize soy oil to construct their liposome packages. Almost 100% of global soy products are genetically modified. Some companies may claim they use non-GMO soy in their products, but the sad reality is that GMO soy crops have cross-pollinated and contaminated so-called organic soy fields.
Whether it is genetically modified or supposedly organic, soy products are risky in general. Soy and its phyto-estrogrens can alter sex hormones in men, women and children. Soy products have been implicated in breast cancer and infertility.
Healthy Habits Living Liposomal Vitamin C offers certified non-GMO sunflower liposomes instead of the commonly offered soy-based liposomal delivery. This guarantees that you will not be exposed to risky GMO foods or supplements.
Remember that humans cannot manufacture Vitamin C in their bodies. Goats and guinea pigs do this, but somehow humans have devolved to the point that we must consume Vitamin C every day. Besides not manufacturing Vitamin C, humans cannot store Vitamin C either. It is either used or flushed out, which makes daily intake mandatory.
Dr. Robert Cathcart and contemporary Dr. Levy are recognized experts in IV and oral Vitamin C supplementation. Dr. Cathcart recommends 4-15 grams of standard Vitamin C per day. This dose converts to roughly 1-3 grams of Liposomal Vitamin C.
Some experts postulate that liposomal Vitamin C is 2 times more absorbed than standard ascorbate supplements. Other experts believe that liposomal delivery can enhance absorption rates up to 10 times. The best plan for personalized dosing is to perform a Vitamin C titration with a standard powder. Then convert the bowel tolerance dose to liposomal Vitamin C. Because of the enhanced absorption, you will end up taking a much smaller dose in the liposomal form.
If you're looking for the best Vitamin C to take on a regular basis, look no further. Our Liposomal Vitamin C will achieve the highest absorption levels without the "bowel flush" effect.
Do you want guidance in finding your optimal Vitamin C dosage? Schedule a consult with me for instructions and support for a Vitamin C titration schedule.
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by Carly Neubert, BA, NC May 05, 2021
The weather is getting warmer, and our skin is suffering as a result. If you’re like me, you carry around hand lotion wherever you go to keep dry skin at bay. What if this isn’t enough? Vital Proteins has the key – pasture raised collagen peptides.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC April 21, 2021
Flora, flora, flora. Many studies (as well as our own articles) have shown that maintaining a healthy and balanced intestinal flora is one of the key components of overall well-being. Building on this idea, many healthcare practitioners have now begun to examine the correlations between gut and vaginal flora. Basically, a healthy balance of gut flora has the same corresponding benefits as vaginal flora.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC April 17, 2021
We usually think about histamine related to seasonal allergies. But histamine has many more functions in your body. It is a natural part of your immune system and your digestion. It is a neurotransmitter that sends messages from your brain to your body. When histamine is created and released in your body, it causes an inflammatory response. Histamine is a warning flag that alerts your immune system and cells to be on guard for invaders. Histamine is in your stomach acid and helps to digest the foods you eat. It is the main culprit in the rising cases of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and histamine intolerance.