Ascorbyl-C + Bioflavonoids offers an excellent source of vitamin C in both lipid- and water-soluble forms, plus citrus bioflavonoids. Vitamin C is one of the most important dietary antioxidants and helps to reduce free radicals and lipid oxidation in body tissues. Although normally only water-soluble, this formula provides vitamin C from ascorbyl palmitate, a bioavailable lipid-soluble form shown in preclinical research to cross the blood-brain barrier and scavenge free radicals in the brain.
Magnesium, potassium and zinc ascorbates are also included to buffer vitamin C. As this neutral pH form of vitamin C is gentler on the stomach, it may reduce the potential gastric irritation associated with ascorbic acid - making it ideal for sensitive individuals. Zinc helps to maintain immune function along with vitamin C, while magnesium helps to maintain electrolyte balance and proper muscle function, including the heart muscle.
As many Canadian adults may not consume the recommended level of vitamin C and these essential minerals, Ascorbyl-C + Bioflavonoids can help contribute to their recommended dietary intakes. Citrus bioflavonoids are also included to provide additional antioxidants and have been shown in preclinical studies to increase the bioavailability of vitamin C.
Lipid- and water-soluble vitamin C plus citrus bioflavonoids
Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate/zinc ascorbate) - 200 mg Citrus
Bioflavonoids (from Citrus limon/Citrus sinensis/ Citrus reticulata/Citrus paradisi/Citrus aurantiifolia fruit) - 20 mg
Potassium (potassium citrate monohydrate) - 12.5 mg
Magnesium (magnesium citrate) - 8.3 mg
Zinc (zinc ascorbate) - 8.3 mg
Take 1 capsule 3 times daily with meals, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking prescription medication as citrus bioflavonoids may alter the effectiveness of these medications. Keep out of the reach of children. Use only if safety seal is intact. Store in a cool, dry place.