Why Shaklee Vita-C is a Better Vitamin-C Supplement
Vitamin C Is an important antioxidant. It helps protect the cells in our body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are exposed to free radicals in the environment from air pollution, cigarette smoke, and UV light from the sun.
Vitamin C is also a cofactor for several important enzymes. Vitamin C is a cofactor for enzymes that make collagen. Collagen is an incredibly important structural protein that acts as a building block for our bones, tendons, ligaments, skin, hair, and nails. Collagen is also necessary for wound healing.
Vitamin C supports healthy immune function.
Finally, Vitamin C cannot be manufactured or stored in the body and must be replenished through diet. Unfortunately, many people’s diets fall short of getting the optimal amounts of vitamins and minerals the body needs for optimal health. So supplementation is crucial. But what kind of Vitamin-C supplement is the best?
Synthetic vs Natural Vitamin C
Most people don’t know Vitamin C is actually a complex. Losing any of its basic substances will weaken the whole.
Dr. Shaklee writes in his book: “A Study Course in Nutrition,“ that a synthetic, man-made substance can never take the place of vitamin C, which nature produces.
Here is a chromatography of natural vitamin C and a synthetic one for comparison
The synthetic vitamin C, (ascorbic acid) looks dead. How can your body use something not created with nature in mind? Yet today a lot of vitamin C sold in stores today is in a synthetic form with labels touting much higher levels of vitamin C than you’ll see in Shaklee Vita-C. But what good are high levels of synthetic vitamin C if it does nothing in the body?
Shaklee Sustained-Release Vita-C: Natural Whole Vitamin C
One reason we recommend Shaklee’s high-potency Sustained Release Vita-C is because it’s a natural, whole Vitamin C Complex like nature intended. Even better, it uses a proprietary plant-based sustained-release system that naturally delivers the vitamin C equivalent of one-and-a-half oranges every hour for five hours!
Shaklee’s Sustained Release Vita-C has been clinically tested to maintain vitamin C levels for over 12 hours! Taken strategically around meals you could benefit from a continuous supply of highly beneficial and natural Vitamin C in your bloodstream for most of the day and night!
Vitamin C is one of our most important vitamins and one our body can’t reproduce. And as mentioned it’s water-soluble, so it’s very fragile and perishable. All of this makes it very important to use a premium source of natural vitamin C like that found in Shaklee’s Sustained Release Vita-C.
Note: For children or adults who have difficulty swallowing tablets Shaklee offers Chewable Vita-C in 250 mg form in a great-tasting natural lemon cream flavor. It provides the vitamin C of 3½ oranges in one tasty chewable tablet.
To recap, Shaklee Vita-C Sustained Release is a better Vitamin C supplement because:
Sustained Release Vita-C® 500 mg
- High-potency vitamin C
- A proprietary sustained-release system clinically shown to raise blood levels of vitamin C for 12 hours
- Proprietary Rose Hips and Bioflavonoid Blend
- Helps maintain natural antioxidant defenses, cell integrity, and the health of eyes, teeth, gums, bones, muscles, and blood vessels*
- Gluten-free and Star K Kosher certified.
For more information on Shaklee supplements including why they are better than even organic, check out our article Beyond Organic.
* Results may vary from person to person. All statements in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.