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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)

Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C — the Perfect Vitamin C Delivery

Thousands of published studies report the dramatic, unparalleled abilities of high-dose vitamin C. So the question is not whether you need it, but rather, “how can I get effective amounts into my bloodstream?”
Before now, there were two basic options:

  1. Costly intravenous (IV) infusion, or…
  2. Take much more than your digestive system could process in order to “push” as much into the bloodstream as possible; then endure resultant consequences such as upset stomach, cramps and diarrhea.

Now you can take what you need and know virtually all that you take will get to where you need it.
Recently, Dr. Steve Hickey was able to achieve vitamin C blood levels nearly 200% more than the National Institutes of Health thought theoretically possible by mouth — using Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C. (A copy of the study is available upon request)

Gram for gram, Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C can:

  • protect your cells from the damage caused by free-radicals,
  • support your immune system,
  • help your bones utilize calcium,
  • and support optimal health for your heart, brain, glands, eyes and more.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The Power of Lypo-Spheric™ Nutrient Delivery Technology

For years researchers have known about the “GI Barrier.” It restricts and sometimes prevents bio-availability of several powerful nutrients — including vitamin C, vitamin B-12, glutathione (GSH) and others.

Liposomal lypo spheric bioavailabilityHere are some examples of how impenetrable the “GI Barrier” can be… To get 2,000 mgs of vitamin C into the bloodstream using traditional forms of vitamin C one would have to take a 16,000 mg dose — that’s 32 (500 mg) tablets! Because the “GI Barrier’s” restrictiveness increases geometrically with dose size, getting much more than 2,000 mgs into the bloodstream  from a single oral dose is virtually impossible.

For other nutrients, such as GSH and B-12, the “GI Barrier” prevents passage of nearly all of the ingested supplement into the bloodstream.
Now there’s a proven, oral delivery system so advanced that it can carry nearly 100% of any supplement through the digestive system and directly into the bloodstream. By employing powerful Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET), LivOn’s Lypo-Spheric™ supplements have “raised the bar” on bio-availability standards through the roof.
Our “Smart” Lyposomal Nano-Spheres® (tiny essential phospholipid “bubbles”) function like “smart” bombs. They protect and deliver virtually all of the nutrients they carry and deliver them to the parts of the body that need them.

In addition, each uni-dose of our Lypo-Spheric™ supplements is individually sealed in its own packet — protected from the elements that could degrade the supplement before you use it.

Electron  microscopy showing Vitamin C encapsulated in bilayer liposomes. Liposomes provide up to 800% more bioavailability than traditional forms of vitamin C.

Electron  microscopy showing Vitamin C encapsulated in bilayer liposomes. Liposomes provide up to 800% more bioavailability than traditional forms of vitamin C.

Lypo-Spheric™ Supplements offer the massive health and anti-aging benefits of phosphatidylcholine
Even without their encapsulated nutrients, the  liposomes used to make Lypo-Spheric™ supplements offer substantial benefits.
Lypo-Spheric™ liposomes are made from polyunsaturated phosphatidylcholine (PPC) — an essential phospholipid containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and choline. These nutrients are essential for the health and longevity of every cell in the body.

Thousands of published studies demonstrate that PPC, among many other things, can help:

  • Protect cell membranes damaged by free-radicals in the blood, blood vessels, liver, heart, lungs,  pancreas, brain and more
  • Support blood flow and circulation
  • Support liver and kidney function
  • Support pancreatic function
  • Support heart function
  • Support immunity
  • Support memory
  • Support libido and sexual function

Timed (sustained) Release Vitamin

With rare exceptions, the human being, primates and the guinea pig are the only animals that don’t make vitamin C in their liver all day. We humans must depend on certain foods or supplements to get an adequate supply of vitamin C and it is, therefore, spotty at best. Vitamin C is water soluble and doesn’t stay in our system very long; the body uses what it needs and discards the rest. Most of each day (and all night) we are deficient!

A severe deficiency leads to death; remember the early sailors that went months with no C at all. British doctor Lind surmised that lack of vitamin C was the problem. Limes were required on board the ships and scurvy disappeared. To this day, British sailors are called Limees.

Matthias Rath, M.D. surmised that without a 24 hour constant level of vitamin C in our bodies we will all suffer some mild degree of scurvy. Scurvy causes one to bleed-to-death from the “inside.” High pressure arteries, especially the coronary arteries, begin to leak and our wonderful built-in repair system puts a Band-Aid on the tiny leak. The Band-Aid is made of cholesterol and calcium and is called plaque. As plaque builds up over the years, it begins to clog and narrow our arteries and we call it Heart Disease, the number one killer.

Why-people-get-heart-attacks“Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks, but People Do,” by Dr Rath, was written in 2003 and explains in scientific terms just how this happens; especially see pages 68–69. In this age of gene manipulation, scientists were able to turn off the gene (GLO) that makes vitamin C in the liver of a mouse. The mouse began to develop scurvy and its cholesterol skyrocketed. High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, but the consequence! The conclusion is: take a timed-release vitamin C every day.

My own personal testimony is appropriate at this point. Thirty five years ago I suffered with several colds, soar throats and flu every fall and winter. So, I attended a Prevention Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia put on by doctors for doctors. My father was a doctor. The lecture that changed my life (health) was presented by Emanual Cheraskin, M.D. and (you guessed it) he proved, with the use of a then newly perfected electron microscope, that timed release vitamin C will greatly boost ones immune system. I haven’t had a cold or flu since.

As an unexpected bonus, during the 35 years, my arteries have been scurvy free and I should have no plaque (heart disease)? You guessed it; I had a Coronary Calcium Scan (plaque scan) last June and got a perfect score of ZERO – no plaque, zilch, nada …

My doctor ridicules me. He won’t read a book by Doctor Rath or Doctor Levy or Doctor Cheraskin, but he will listen to a pharmaceutical salesman all day. So, I read him the famous quote from Arthur Schopenhauer, “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” I’m just a country boy going through life, but I’m already in stage three – I’m living proof!

Thanks to Marshall Keen for providing this article.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.