Category Archives: Vitamin C

Sometimes It Pays to be a Geek Bill Nye!

 

Bill Nye, The Science Guy, had his dancing debut on Season 17 of Dancing With The Stars. After dancing the cha cha cha, one of the judges said, “It was like being waxed. It was painful while it happened and lovely when it was over.” Meanwhile, Bill Nye’s Facebook page has 1,336,632 likes with 54,352 fans talking about the Geeky Guy’s dance performance…

My point is, sometimes a Geek can’t dance; but a Geek does have fans! At LivOn Labs we’re not trying to win any dance contests; but we are trying to share our Geeky science with our own fans. Matter of fact, recently we just sold our Two Millionth Carton of our Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C to our fans!

LivOn Labs’  Geeky science

Our Lypo-SphericTM products are based on the science of Liposomes. A liposome is a microscopic bubble made from two layers of specialized molecules called phospholipids. Just as the cell membrane keeps the contents of the cell inside and intact, a liposome can “contain” and protect whatever substance is placed inside its membrane.

Today liposomes are considered one of the most effective methods of delivering oral nutrients. That’s why LivOn Labs uses liposomes to protect and deliver the various nutrients in the Lypo-Spheric™ nutritional supplements.

Try our Lypo-Spheric supplements today with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Save $10 with code VOICE. Order online with free shipping at www.vitaminc4u.com or call toll free 1.866.682.6193 to place your order.

2013 KXNT Las Vegas Health Fair at Town Square

KXNT Las Vegas 2013 Health FairLas Vegas Health Fair

LivOn Labs had the opportunity to meet many of our existing fans and make new ones at the recent 100.5 FM 2013 Health Fair. The Event was held in Town Square in Las Vegas and showcased many of the top health care products and practitioners in the valley.

The KXNT Health Fair at Town Square Las Vegas provided awareness, information, and demonstrations on current news and trends concerning health related issues and topics that affect us all.

The health fair also touched on the important changes in our healthcare system due to the Affordable Care Act. Many uninsured individuals were on hand to ask questions and gain valuable insight into the changes and benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

The event featured new offerings from some of the leaders in health products including LivOn Labs who was demonstrating how to take your vitamin C in the morning to keep you healthy and active.

  • Wellness
  • Fitness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Basic Preventative Medicine
  • Lifestyle Improvements
  • Medical Screenings
  • and much more!

LivOn Labs had a blast at the event and enjoyed meeting all the new faces. We hope you had time to stop by and try some of our products.

– LivOn Team

5 Reasons Athletes Should Take Vitamin C

Not surprisingly, most athletes are unaware how important vitamin C intake is to performance. Some can get away with poor diets and supplementation for awhile (see NBA Super Star Derrick Rose’s weird eating habits). Lucky for Chicago Bulls fans, he has hired a personal trainer, chef, and is taking that next step to remain a superstar into his late 30’s. A simple search online for athletes’ dietary habits brings up a love for Big Macs, Skittles, Swedish Fish, and beer. Many of the top athletes who consume regular supplements, including vitamin C, and maintain healthy eating patterns, perform at a high level far past their primes. Below are a few examples of athletes who train just as hard in the kitchen as they do on the field or court.

  • Steve Nash – NBA SuperStar
  • Kobe Bryant – NBA SuperStar
  • Joe Namath – NFL Hall of Famer
  • Tony Gonzales – NFL Tight End
  • Billie Jean King – Tennis Player
  • Robert Parish – NBA Hall of Famer

How valuable is proper vitamin C supplementation to athletes?

Here are five reasons you should include high dose vitamin C in your regular supplementation schedule.

  1. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, protecting muscle cells from free radical damage, thus enhancing recovery and growth.
  2. Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is also involved with amino acid metabolism, especially the formation of Collagen. Collagen is the primary constituent of connective tissue, the stuff that holds your bones and muscles together. This may not seem important, but as you lift heavier weights, the stress you put on your structure becomes tremendous and risk of injury dramatically increases.
  3. Vitamin C helps in the absorption of Iron. Iron is necessary to help Oxygen bind to hemoglobin in blood. Without adequate oxygen transportation in blood, muscles are robbed of precious oxygen and performance is greatly reduced.
  4. Ascorbic acid also assists in the formation and release of steroid hormones, including the anabolic hormone testosterone.
  5. Vitamin C is perhaps the most water soluble vitamin there is. In other words, it diffuses very rapidly in water. Since a muscle cell is mostly water, the more muscular an athlete becomes, the more vitamin C disperses and the lower the concentration of this critical substance becomes in body tissues. So vitamin C requirements are greatly increased for athletes.

Natural Vitamin C vs. Synthetic Vitamin C -What’s the Difference?

Most commonly, vitamin C is ingested as ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate; however, the active agent in ALL forms of vitamin C is ascorbate anion. This is important to note since virtually all of the clinical and laboratory outcomes of vitamin C reported over the last century come from ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate.

As new research becomes available more people are beginning to realize the enormous utility of vitamin C and are looking for ways to supplement it on a regular basis. Of course this attracts businesses that have become increasingly negligent of the claims they are making regarding vitamin c products.

Deceptive Marketing

Common deceitful vitamin C labels are “natural vitamin C” and “vitamin C complex.” Labels such as these confuse consumers and lead to misinformation that affects everyone. Let’s clear these misconceptions up now. Many of these companies that produce vitamin C products have even asserted that ascorbic acid is not really vitamin C! This isn’t even the worst part; people actually believe these claims. Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi discovered vitamin C and asserted that what he had in fact discovered was ascorbic acid and nothing more.

Instead, supplement makers are using deceptive practices by claiming that vitamin C is of little use if it is not ingested in a “natural” form. Additionally, they attempt to discredit many pure vitamin C supplements as being synthetic; therefore’ inferior vitamin C products. Renowned vitamin C expert, Dr. Thomas E. Levy said that

“Vitamin C, or ascorbate, can be synthesized or it can be isolated from natural sources. As long as the purification processes are not flawed, the final products are absolutely identical. However, the fears that many people have today (often justifiably) about impure products of all varieties are played upon by these companies in their attempt to sell their “natural, vitamin C complex” product in the place of pure vitamin C supplements. – NaturalHealth365.com

Marketing is extremely powerful; it even has the ability to determine presidential elections. Many of these supplement companies are using sophisticated marketing strategies to take advantage of a growing segment of health conscious consumers. By muddying the waters they are able to grab a piece of the pie.

What about “vitamin C complex”

Vitamin C complex supplements often contain a number of antioxidants, think multivitamin. These products are absolutely fine and do provide a valuable service however they are needlessly expensive when marketed in the “complex” form. Traditional vitamin C is relatively cheap therefore the premium you are paying, is for their marketing budget rather than their research and development.

A Better Alternative

Although vitamin C complex and traditional vitamin C have their place in the ascorbic acid market, a better alternative to paying a premium for vitamin C complex would be to purchase liposomal supplements. Vitamin C expert Dr. Thomas E. Levy describes Liposomal vitamin C as:

“Tiny particles of vitamin C coated with phospholipids create molecules of vitamin C coated with a substance similar to the cell membranes. Thus those coated vitamin C molecules can slip into the cells easily. The encapsulation also avoids diarrhea thresholds of normal oral C.”

Liposomal supplements are a more efficient delivery mechanism. Mainly because liposomes are smart enough and strong enough to bypass the bodies normal digestive system to enter directly into the bloodstream ensuring a higher quality product. You can purchase Liposomal Vitamin C directly from LivOn Labs or you can purchase it through one of their many online retailers.

Resource: “The Marketing Myth of “Vitamin C Complex” by Dr. Thomas E. Levy written for www.naturalhealth365.com (August 22, 2013)