Few supplements can do more for your health and wellness than liposomal vitamin C!
Its virtues include skin beautification and improved wound healing; in addition vitamin C reduces inflammation, stress, heat intolerance, inflammation, and risk for heart diseases and common colds. It can also help the body absorb iron, heal after trauma, and can “relieve chest tightness in asthmatics,” according to Nutritional Herbology: A Reference Guide to Herbs.
This volume, written by Mark Pedersen and beloved by Pure On Main’s Master Herbalist Julia Fuller, also speaks to the importance getting extra vitamin C you naturally get through their daily intake of raw fruits and vegetables, saying, “The RDA (recommended daily amount) of 60mg is sufficient to prevent scurvy, but to maintain the body pool of 4,000 – 5,000mg additional supplementation is essential.”
This is especially true since cooked and processed foods do not contain as much vitamin C as raw foods, so relying on diet alone could lead to deficiencies.
Luckily, it is nearly impossible to have too much vitamin C because whatever your body doesn’t need, it harmlessly disposes as waste. Unfortunately, this means that high doses of vitamin C can cause discomfort and diarrhea. Actually, some people use vitamin C as a natural diuretic. Still, the more vitamin C you can absorb the better.
That’s why Pure On Main highly recommends Liposomal Vitamin C by Dr. Mercola. The product is specially designed with special technology that incorporates phospholipids for higher bioavailability than other oral vitamin C supplements.
Simply put, Liposomal Vitamin C’s allows users to take higher doses of vitamin C than they otherwise would because its absorption processes hinges on fats. Plus, its revolutionary, soy-free formula is contained within tightly sealed capsules that won’t irritate the digestive tract.
We highly encourage adults to add Liposomal Vitamin C to their daily routines but recognize its potency might not make this product the best option for children. We do carry a kids formulation of Liposomal Vitamin C, but not all little ones are willing to swallow daily supplements in capsule form.
If this is the case, give Garden of Life’s Vitamin C Spray a try. It’s orange-tangerine flavored, so kids love it. Plus, it’s certified Non-GMO and USDA organic, and it contains no added sweeteners or stevia. Just think, keeping your kids healthy could be as easy as a spray a day!
You can use this product too, just note that it lacks the power that a lot of our other vitamin C products have to offer.
Maybe you’re not exactly sure about capsule-style supplements either, or maybe you’re not sure about investing more than $20 in a product like Liposomal Vitamin C when you’re not entirely convinced that taking vitamin C will make much of a difference in your life. We can help you hurdle over both of those barriers with one solution: Truly Natural Vitamin C by Health Force.
A trial size only costs $6, but Pure On Main also stocks this vitamin c powder in 180g and 400g bottles. Truly Natural Vitamin C is a tasty, water-soluble powder derived from the whole food extract of acerola berry, which means its ingredients are 100% actual food!
An alternative to Emergen-C, this product is free of synthetics but packed full of naturally occurring bioflavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Truly Vitamin C is also vegan and naturally buffered for superior absorption.
Health Force, the company responsible for this product, goes to great lengths not only to formulate clean and effective supplements, but it also makes sure those products are packaged in such a way that they maintain their integrity.
In this case, Truly Vitamin C comes in EcoFresh Nutrient Lock Packaging. The bottle is recyclable, amber glass with an airtight, metal lid that protects ingredients from outside light. There’s even an added oxygen absorber to preserve freshness.
The Vitamin C Serum by Mad Hippie also has a dark, glass bottle to protect its skin enhancing contents from oxidation. Ideal for sensitive skin, you should apply this serum to your face, neck, and the backs of your hands in the morning and at night. A quick glance at its ingredients list gives you an idea of why we love Mad Hippie so much.
The lightweight formula contains a rich assortment of nature’s best beauty boosters like clary sage, grapefruit, chamomile extract, hyaluronic acid, aloe, vitamin E, and more! Plus, this serum is fast-absorbing and packed with a powerful blend of antioxidants and minerals.
In fact, adding Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C Serum to your toiletry bag is probably one of the best things you could do for your skin. Apply before moisturizer for best results.
Vitamin C serums are legendary for a reason: They really work. Uneven skin tone, rough texture, fine lines, acne scars, general dullness — you can name just about any common complexion concern and there’s a good chance that vitamin C (and the skin-care products it’s featured in) is a recommended treatment.
The piece goes on to explain that because vitamin C is so rich in antioxidants, it’s highly effective in fighting against free radicals which offset unavoidable damages caused by UV light and pollution, but vitamin C doesn’t just defend the skin from premature signs of aging.
It works to repairs skin as
It has plenty of other skin-healing properties . . . For one, because it’s highly acidic. When vitamin C is used topically, ‘the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin,’ explains New York City-based dermatologist Howard Sobel. Remember: Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep skin plump and firm.
It seems as though there’s nothing a good vitamin C serum can’t do. It tightens skin, rejuvenates cells, erases dark spots and scarring, heals blemishes, evens tone, smooths texture, brightens complexion, and even reduces fine lines. It’s the holy grail of skincare, and it might be just as impactful to body function.
Even the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institute of Health recognizes the positive effects vitamin C lends to treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and the common cold.
The organization also outlines, “Vitamin C inadequacy can occur with intakes that fall below the RDA but are above the amount required to prevent overt deficiency. The following groups are more likely than others to be at risk of obtaining insufficient amounts of vitamin C.”
Studies consistently show that smokers have lower plasma and leukocyte vitamin C levels than nonsmokers, due in part to increased oxidative stress. For this reason, the IOM concluded that smokers need 35 mg more vitamin C per day than nonsmokers.
For many reasons, feeding infants evaporated or boiled cow’s milk is not recommended. This practice can cause vitamin C deficiency because cow’s milk naturally has very little vitamin C and heat can destroy vitamin C.
Although fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C, many other foods have small amounts of this nutrient. . . . People who have limited food variety—including some elderly, indigent individuals who prepare their own food; people who abuse alcohol or drugs; food faddists; people with mental illness; and, occasionally, children—might not obtain sufficient vitamin C.
Some medical conditions can reduce the absorption of vitamin C and/or increase the amount needed by the body. People with severe intestinal malabsorption or cachexia and some cancer patients might be at increased risk of vitamin C inadequacy. Low vitamin C concentrations can also occur in patients with end-stage renal disease on chronic hemodialysis.
While the populations listed above may be more at risk of suffering health complications if they do not get enough vitamin C, we strongly encourage everyone to add a supplementary amount to your regular diet. Just be sure you’re selective when you choose the type of vitamin C product to buy.
Isolated vitamin C, an ingredient found often in drugstore supplements, does not occur in nature! It is excreted in large amounts in the urine (visible as a yellowish tint), and is not highly acidic.
In addition, poorly formulated supplements could cause nutrient imbalances, disrupting your body’s iron and copper levels, and promoting anemia. Also be wary of synthetics and fillers that could upset your stomach without doing much real good.
If combing through labels and researching ingredients feels daunting, call or visit us at Pure On Main ( 233 N Main St Unit 105, Greenville, SC 29601); we’d be happy to answer any questions and help find the vitamin C product that works best for you.
In the meantime, might we suggest you start by ordering Health Force’s Vitamineral Greens. It’s got vitamin C and loads of other good stuff that’ll keep your body performing at its best.
Think of it as the world’s best multi-vitamin and organic garden rolled into one. Hey, it’s so good that we can’t help but give it a shameless plug. Plus, mixing the water-soluble powder with apple juice adds a daily treat to your wellness routine.