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Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. An essential nutrient for your overall health, vitamin C is in a category of vitamins that your body cannot produce on its own. This means that you’ll need to get enough of this important nutrient from dietary sources or supplements.
As a water-soluble vitamin, vitamin C* only stays in your system for short periods of time. Taking supplements each day and eating plenty of healthy plant-based foods may help to support your vitamin C levels and may help to avoid developing a deficiency.
Vitamin C serves several purposes within your body.
Immunity*: Vitamin C plays an important role in keeping your immune system functioning normally. A healthy immune system is more resistant to viruses and bacteria and may reduce your risk of getting sick. In addition to vitamin C, other nutrients like vitamin D and zinc are vital in supporting a healthy immune system.
Collagen* production Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It helps to provide strength and structure to your bones, skin, joints, cartilage, and more. Getting enough vitamin C may support your body in making the collagen it needs. Collagen production plays an important role in keeping many different parts of your body healthy, strong.
Antioxidant: Vitamin C, an essential vitamin that our body cannot produce on its own, is known for its antioxidant properties, which limit the damage done by free radicals while supporting immune function and overall well-being.
Vitamin C is found in abundance in a wide variety of plant-based foods, especially many fruits and vegetables.
Below are some of the best sources of plant-based vitamin C.
Raw Spinach*: This dark leafy green contains vitamins, minerals and fiber, making it the perfect addition to a well-rounded plant-based diet.
Raw Broccoli*: Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, as are other cruciferous veggies like cauliflower.
Oranges: One of the most famous sources of vitamin C oranges. They are sweet and delicious, and they contain vitamins and minerals, including a high amount of vitamin C.
Peppers*: These multicolored vegetables contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.
Raw Kale*: Like spinach, kale contains lots of plant-based protein, fiber, and nutrients. You can get plenty of vitamin C by adding kale to your favorite salad recipe.
Before we discuss liposomal vitamin C, let’s first talk about liposomes – what are they?
Liposomes are tiny spherical structures, with a protective outer layer and an inner cavity, to hold and transport substances such as vitamins, drugs, or other nutrients to the body; in this supplement, Vitamin C is encapsulated by liposomes for enhanced absorption!
Liposomal vitamin C is more bioavailable*. Compared to vitamin C that is not encased in liposomes, liposomal vitamin C is much easier for your body to absorb and use. Choosing liposomal supplements may support better absorption of vitamin C in each serving.
Your body cannot produce its own vitamin C*. Taking liposomal vitamin C may help you support optimal levels of this important nutrient. Since you can only get vitamin C from supplements or food, choosing the right vitamin C supplement may make a big difference for your body. Liposomal supplements are an ideal source of vitamin C, and you can pair them with a nutrient-dense diet to support your vitamin C needs each day.
Your body needs vitamin C to produce collagen*. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and it’s also one of the most important. Collagen helps to provide strength and structure to your skin, bones, joints, and more. Without adequate levels of vitamin C, your cells’ production of collagen can slow down.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant*. Antioxidants are molecules that protect your body from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, which can harm your healthy cells by attempting to steal electrons from them. Getting enough antioxidants through food and high-quality supplements can help to reduce the risk of oxidative stress, the state that your body enters when free radicals outnumber the antioxidants in your body.
Vitamin C plays an important role in supporting a healthy immune system*. Your immune system helps to fight off bacteria, viruses, and other germs that can make you sick. When your vitamin C levels are too low, your immune system can be compromised, potentially leading to more vulnerability to sickness. Taking a high dose of vitamin C may benefit your immune system by providing it with a boost of antioxidants.
Vitamin C aids in your body’s absorption of iron*. Without enough iron in your diet, you can quickly start dealing with fatigue, low body temperature, and other problematic symptoms. In addition, if you are deficient in vitamin C, your body’s ability to absorb and use iron may be inhibited. Taking liposomal vitamin C each day may help you avoid an iron deficiency, which could lead to fatigue and body temperature regulation.
Taking a megadose of vitamin C may be beneficial for your health. Megadosing means taking a much higher dose of a nutrient than your normal daily recommended value. Large doses of vitamin C – including the 500 mg* in MaryRuth’s liposomal vitamin C – are a great way to support your health, though, research is still limited on the inherent benefits of megadosing with vitamins. Because megadosing is a topic that needs further research, it’s best to consult your doctor before adding a high dose of any supplement to your daily routine, including liposomal vitamin C.
It’s best not to give megadoses of vitamin C to children*, including liposomal vitamin C. A 500 mg dose of vitamin C is over 500% of the daily recommended value of the nutrient for children. While this high a dose of vitamin C may be suitable for some adults, it may not be safe for children, and may cause side effects in some cases. If you’re wondering whether your children can safely take any supplement, it’s always best to consult your pediatrician.
While there are recipes online for homemade liposomal vitamin C, it’s far safer to take a formula made by professionals. Liposomal vitamin C made at home has the potential to be unsafe, especially since it is typically made in a jewelry cleaner. In addition, the amounts of vitamin C that you get from a DIY recipe can be much less consistent than what you’d get from a professionally-made formula. Stick with a formula that you can trust to avoid contamination and inconsistencies!
Stick to the recommended serving size. MaryRuth’s liquid liposomal vitamin C is designed to be taken in servings of ½ tablespoon each day. Because our liposomal vitamin C is a megadose, it’s best not to exceed the recommended daily serving – you’re already getting far more than your daily vitamin C needs from a ½ tablespoon serving!
Our formula is 100% vegan, Non-GMO, sugar-free, and allergen-free.
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