Fast acting vitamin C is a functional vitamin C formula with the addition of 75mg bioflavonoids, including quercetin and rutin, and 2.5 mg of bioperine per capsule. Buffered vitamin C such as calcium ascorbate is far less acidic that regular ascorbic acid and therefore it is particularly beneficial for people with sensitive stomachs. Calcium ascorbate can be taken at higher doses with decreased side effects seen with vitamin C supplementation alone, including loose stools and stomach-aches.
Vitamin C is a potent water soluble antioxidant that the body uses in many ways, especially for cellular health and support of production of glutathione. It is considered as the master antioxidant. Additional benefits are: making collagen (keeps skin looking young), supporting adrenal health, skin health, immune system help, wound healing support, and much more. Bioperine is a standardized piperine derived from black pepper extract, Bioperine has been shown in clinical research to increase the absorption of nutrients.
The combination of vitamin C and bioflavonoids provides powerful antioxidant protection, it supports optimal immune function antiviral, and anti-microbial activity.
Takes care of your teeth – Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the prevention of gum disease by helping to manufacture collagen, a protein that forms the basis of the connective tissue in the gums. Vitamin C is also one of the best natural defenses against bacteria, and can inhibit the formation of plaque in your mouth. Lack of vitamin C causes gum swelling and loose teeth. A 14 week study at the University of California San Francisco showed that when vitamin C intake was decreased, gums bled more; when it was increased, gum bleeding decreased. In another study, people who got less than the minimum daily amount of vitamin C had higher rates of periodontal disease than those who got the minimum, and they had three times the chance of gum disease than those who received three times the recommended amount of vitamin C.
Helps to tackle wrinkles – Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients to tackle dark spots. It not only brightens the skin but also inhibits the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme that creates pigmentation. An October 2007 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate foods rich in vitamin C had fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those whose diets contained only small amounts of the vitamin C. Vitamin C helps form collagen, which smooths fine lines and wrinkles, according to Patricia Farris, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Tulane University in New Orleans.