Are You Taking the Highest Quality Vitamin C?
There are many choices of Vitamin C supplements to take. I’m going to give you my professional opinion specifically as to why you should use Xcellent C™ . It is a high-potency Vitamin C formula, and is part of the Xymogen line of supplements that can only be purchased from a physician’s office.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential to humans and must be obtained exogenously. While most mammals can synthesize Vitamin C, humans cannot. This is because humans lack one of the enzymes required to synthesize Vitamin C from glucose.
How do we know this? We learned about it when we discovered how Scurvy developed. From the time of 1492 when Columbus discovered America to the mid-19th century, 2 million sailors died. That is 3 times the number of people that died in the American Civil War.
When Should I Increase Vitamin C Intake?
Stress, smoking, pollution, radiation and heavy metal exposure, immune challenge, and temperature change all increase the human requirement for Vitamin C.
How Is Vitamin C Absorbed?
The synthesis of carnitine depends on Vitamin C, highlighting Vitamin C’s role in energy production. Carnitine is the “CAR” that shuttles fatty acids into the mitochondria where they can be converted to the energy-yielding molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
The synthesis of certain hormones and neurotransmitters depend on Vitamin C as well. It is required for the conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that is of great importance in maintaining healthy mood and brain function. Vitamin C provides valuable antioxidant protection and is necessary to produce collagen, an integral component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone.
Protecting tissues and organs from oxidative damage is believed to be pivotal in maintaining health in the body. Ascorbate, the reduced form of Vitamin C (the form found in Xcellent C™), is a generous donor of electrons, allowing it to counteract oxidative free radicals and work as an antioxidant. It also contains BioPerine, a proprietary black pepper extract to promote absorption and bioavailability of vitamin. Xcellent C contains buffering minerals to help prevent potential stomach upset.
Does Vitamin C Really Work?
Vitamin C supplementation has been studied for more than six decades with respect to moderating the severity or duration of acute immune challenges like Covid 19. It should be your first choice for a high-potency Vitamin C formula, and it should be a part of your lifestyle to prevent getting sick and helping you recover if you do get sick.
We stock it at my Scottsdale Arizona office, or you can purchase at my online dispensary. Here’s the link:
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If you would like to find out more about what supplements you should be taking based on your blood tests, call our office at 480-951-5006, or schedule your appointment here.
Treating the root cause of your condition, not just your symptoms, is the fastest way to recovery and is the best way to obtain optimal health and wellness.
Dr. Mark Burdorf, DC DACNB