Vitamin C is best known as a highly effective antioxidant that can protect the body's cells and molecules from damage by free radicals. Its role as an antioxidant has tended to obscure its other physiologic functions. This vitamin is required for the synthesis of collagen, a structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments and bone. Vitamin C is also required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, as well as for the production of L-carnitine, which is required for the transport of fats into the mitochondria for beta-oxidation.
Protocol for Life Balance ProtoSorb C is a patent-pending formulation containing the Vitamin C metabolite, Threonic Acid, which has been shown to enhance uptake of Vitamin C. This buffered, non-acidic Vitamin C supplement is superior as it also contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, an antioxidant known to help regenerate both Vitamin C and glutathione in the body. Furthermore, studies suggest that Alpha Lipoic Acid may enhance the body's utilization of Vitamin C, especially by activating uptake into cells via glucose transport pathways. Either directly or indirectly, Alpha Lipoic Acid aids Vitamin C in reducing oxidized Vitamin E, hence regenerating that vitamin for its various functions. In addition, in vitro studies have indicated that Alpha Lipoic Acid helps maintain coenzyme Q10 in a reduced state. The addition of Bioflavonoids as synergists helps to create a well-absorbed, highly effective Vitamin C supplement. Health Functions:
Cellular Immunity. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving:
Vitamin C (from Threonic Acid Enhanced Buffered Calcium Ascorbate) 1.0 g (1,000 mg)
Calcium (from Buffered Calcium Ascorbate) 120 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids 75 mg (37% total bioflavonoids as Hesperidin)
Acerola Powder 25 mg
Rose Hips Powder (Rosa canina
) (Seed) 25 mg
Rutin 25 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Silica, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Vegetable Coating.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Natural color variations may occur in this product. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet daily, preferably with meals. For intensive use, take 1 tablet 2-3 times daily, or as directed by a health care practitioner. Caution:
Estrogen-containing contraceptives are known to lower vitamin C levels in plasma and white blood cells; and aspirin can reduce vitamin C absorption. May interact with Coumadin; and at high doses may affect some laboratory tests, such as serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the guaiac assay for occult blood. Possible side effects of Lipoic Acid supplementation are allergic reactions affecting the skin, including rashes, hives and itching. Safety of Lipoic Acid in pregnancy and lactation has not been determined. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.