Living Vitamin C provides 500 mg of vitamin C from orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, acerola cherry, camu camu and Indian gooseberry. †
Garden of Life Living Vitamin C
Q: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Q: How much vitamin C does improved Living Vitamin C
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
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
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
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
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.