Garden of Life Living Vitamin C
Gluten FreeQ: What is Living Vitamin C?
A: Living Vitamin C is an excellent source of natural vitamin C derived from the finest organic whole food-based ingredients along with naturally occurring bioflavonoids that support antioxidant function in the body.
Q: Why is vitamin C supplementation important?
A: Vitamin C functions physiologically as a water-soluble antioxidant that can quench a variety of free radicals. It is also a cofactor for enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of collagen, carnitine and neurotransmitters. Vitamin C protects LDL cholesterol from free radical damage.
Q: What could be the consequence of vitamin C deficiency?
A: Vitamin C deficiency results in defective collagen formation, vascular fragility and symptoms of scurvy such as hyperkeratosis, arthralgia, gum bleeding, weakness and depression.
Q: Who should be particularly aware of their vitamin C intake?
A: Individuals who consume few fruits and vegetables, are on peculiar or restricted diets, or those who abuse alcohol or drugs. In the United States, low blood ascorbate concentrations are more prevalent in men, especially elderly men. Vitamin C deficiency may also result in reduced absorption of iron and shorter life of red blood cells leading to iron-deficient anemia, most prevalent among women of child-bearing age. Vitamin C requirements in smokers might be almost twice that of non-smokers because of higher rate of ascorbate catabolism. Ascorbate pool of passive smokers is also lowered.
Q: What are antioxidants and why do I need them?
A: Antioxidants are compounds and substances found in fruits and vegetables that inhibit oxidation and may deactivate free radicals. Free radicals are unstable, destructive molecules that form naturally as a result of normal metabolic processes and can cause cellular damage. Improved Living Vitamin C provides a broad array of antioxidant nutrients. Give your body antioxidant support with improved Living Vitamin C.
Q: How is Improved Living Vitamin C different from previous formulation?
A: Both formulas are an excellent source of vitamin C. The main difference is that over 90% of the ingredients in improved Living Vitamin C are organic (with the exception of Wildcrafted Camu Camu). Improved Living Vitamin C now also contains 100% more Bioflavonoids than the previous formulation.
Q: Why is Wildcrafted Camu Camu important to improved Living Vitamin C?
A: We included Wildcrafted Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) in improved Living Vitamin C, because it is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C. Camu Camu is a small fruit native to the Amazonian rain forest that has been hand gathered from its natural habitat.
Q: What are the key changes in improved Living Vitamin C?
A: The Acerola Cherry included in the Living Vitamin C Complex is now Organic and the Camu Camu is Wildcrafted. We have also replaced Indian Goose Berry with Lemon-Lime Citrus Bioflavonoids. The Poten-Zyme Organic Whole Citrus Blend now contains all organic ingredients. The Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend includes whole freeze-dried organic berries as opposed to berry juices that were included in previous formulation. This new blend delivers antioxidant protection and supports cellular health.
Q: How are the ingredients in improved Living Vitamin C made?
A: Each organic fruit in improved Living Vitamin C has been carefully selected and freeze-dried, a gentle process that allows the fruit to maintain its nutrient content, fiber and great taste. Evidence suggests that freeze-dried fruits may contain a higher content of antioxidants and a higher content of flavor compounds compared with products that have been dried by conventional hot air methods. In addition, select ingredients in improved Living Vitamin C have been fermented though Garden of Life's proprietary Poten-Zyme fermentation process, which makes nutrients more available to the body.
Q: What are Citrus Bioflavonoids and why are they important?
A: Bioflavonoids are natural polyphenolic substances found in plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, bark and buckwheat. Bioflavonoids in improved Living Vitamin C are naturally occurring from whole fruit citrus (lemon-lime). Improved Living Vitamin C contains 100% more Bioflavonoids than the previous formulation, providing 100mg of Citrus Bioflavonoids per serving. Naturally occurring Citrus Bioflavonoids provide antioxidant protection and superior bioavailability of vitamin C in the body through better retention.
Q: Have you removed any ingredients from improved Living Vitamin C?
A: Yes, we have removed the Poten-Zyme Green Blend. This blend did not make a significant contribution to the vitamin C content in Living Vitamin C. Most consumers already use a green supplement such as Garden of Life's Perfect Food Super Green formula.
Q: How much vitamin C does improved Living Vitamin C provide?
A: One serving of improved Living Vitamin C provides 250mg of Vitamin C from natural sources (including Organic Acerola Cherry and Wildcrafted Camu Camu), which is 416% of recommended Daily Value. Improved Living Vitamin C provides mega benefit without mega dose.
Q: Who will benefit from using improved Living Vitamin C?
A: Anyone seeking natural vitamin C with bioflavonoids from multiple whole food-based sources including Organic Acerola Cherry, Wildcrafted Camu Camu, Citrus Bioflavonoids and other vitamin C rich organic ingredients.
Q: Is the serving size the same for improved Living Vitamin C?
A: No, improved Living Vitamin C has a new recommended use of 2 caplets per day which provide 250mg of vitamin C. Improved Living Vitamin C comes in a 60 count container which provides a 30-day supply. The new caplets are smaller so that they are easier to swallow.
Q: What is the suggested use for improved Living Vitamin C?
A: Label suggested use of improved Living Vitamin C is: adults may take 2 caplets per day.
Q: Are there any contraindications / warnings for improved Living Vitamin C?
A: As with any dietary supplement consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or under medical supervision.
Q: Is improved Living Vitamin C suitable for vegetarians and does it contain dairy?
A: Living Vitamin C is 100% vegetarian. It does not contain dairy and is free of artificial colors and preservatives.
Q: What is the suggested retail price of improved Living Vitamin C?
A: Improved Living Vitamin C has a new LOWER suggested retail price of $19.95 down from $29.95 for 60 caplets.
Q: What is the shelf Life of improved Living Vitamin C?
A: Living Vitamin C has a 3 year shelf life.
Q: What is the Green-e logo on the improved Living Vitamin C label?
A: The Green-e logo is the only nationally recognized symbol that stands for certified renewable energy. It means that our company purchases certified renewable energy credits for all of the electricity needs for our company headquarters and distribution center. The Green-e logo lets our customers know of our commitment to green power and that we are environmentally conscious.
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