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Introducing… Vitamin C!
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that supports normal growth and development– repairing tissues throughout the body helping the body to absorb iron and form collagen.
Because your body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C, it’s essential to take in vitamin C naturally through your diet or through supplementation.
Vitamin C will also help your make skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. It also uses this vitamin to repair and maintain cartilage, bones and teeth, to heal wounds and to form scar tissue.
Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals that we are exposed to in the environment such as air pollution, cigarette smoke and ultraviolet light from the sun.
Some Quick Facts
- A Powerful acidic Antioxidant
- Boosts your immune system
- Aids in cellular regeneration
- Also known as ascorbic acid
- Vitamin C controls infections and heals wounds
- Neutralizes harmful free radicals
- It can be destroyed by heat and light
- its needed to make collagen: a fibrous protein found in all connective tissue
- Aids in the body’s natural iron absorption
What’s Your Intake? Proper Absorbtion & Megadoses
A healthy diet will provide you with an adequate amount of vitamin C falling in the range of 65 to 90 milligrams per day.
When you are supplementing Vitamin C for an added immune boost or to fight off a cold, the upper limit typically recommended is about 2,000 mg per day, though Megadosing Vitamin C typically has no ill effects.
Here at High Vibe, Dagger says that you can have upwards of 5,000 mg per day without harm — although it’s best to know your own limits and what your body can handle. But because the intestines have a limited ability to absorb Vitamin C, the rate of absorbtion usually decreases to less than 50% when taking doses higher than 1,000 mg. Once in the 3,000 mg range, adverse effects might include diarrhea, iron overload in individuals with hemochromatosis, increased levels of uric acid, and an increased formation of kidney stones in individuals with kidney disease.
High doses of Vitamin C may be a key factor in preventing cancer cell growth and keeping the immune system afloat.
Vitamin C and your Skin — Brighter and Beautiful!
Because of it’s antioxidant properties, Vitamin C aids in the skin’s natural regeneration process to help repair cellular damage and leave skin bright and radiant. This skincare superstar helps even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
It effectively reduces melanin production, brightens skin, and repairs the effects of UV exposure and other environmental damage — it’s a no brainer why you should work it into your daily routine!
Vitamin C is also highly acidic, meaning that when used topically (also internally), the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin.
Why pair it with MSM?
MSM is a sulfur compound found in every cell in the body. When supplemented, it strengthens the cellular walls which in turn keeps vitamin C in your system for a prolonged period of time. (Tip!! — steer clear of chlorine as that will neutralize your MSM supplements!) Bob Dagger’s Shine formula is based on the principle of this symbiotic relationship and does wonders for hair, skin, nails, and overall Health.
Vitamin C + Vitamin E + ferulic acid= ?
A hyper-dynamic combo for skin brightness, elasticity, and renewal!
- Ferulic acid is a plant-based antioxidant (found in bran, oats, rice, eggplant, citrus, and apple seeds) fights free radicals to prevent and correct skin damage. It EXTENDS the life and effectiveness of Vitamin C, helping to keep it STABLE.
- When Vitamin C and Vitamin E are paired, the combination creates a Duo that is more effective in preventing photodamage than either one alone because they each combat different types of UV damage.
Please Visit us in Store to see all of our Vitamin C Products, and take a look at some of our favorites featured in the product list below!
Pure Synergy — Pure Radiance C (Capsules)
100% Vitamin C from Wildcrafted Berries Pure Radiance C unites wild-harvested camu camu and organic acerola with antioxidant-rich organic berries and fruits to yield a 100% natural form
100% food-based vitamin C complex from acerola cherry containing the co-factors required for optimum Vitamin C activity (such as bioflavonoids, vitamins, and minerals). In Nutrient Lock Packaging™ prevents vitamin C light contamination & oxidation.
LivOn Laboratories — Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C (Liquid Packets)
This Vitamin C is wrapped in double-layered phospholipid spheres (liposomes) that protect the vitamin through the digestive system and transport it into the bloodstream for absorption in the cells. So, you get all the benefits of high-dose Vitamin C without the gastric distress.