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The Truth About Vitamin C and Ascorbic Acid Supplements
Taking ascorbic acid, the isolated form of vitamin C, is not part of our biological design. Meaning, human beings are not designed to ingest ascorbic acid in isolated form.
Ascorbic acid is a chemical, a cornstarch derivative, a sulfuric acid by-product. In your body it’s just another drug.
“When vitamins are isolated into commercial forms, like ascorbic acid, these purified synthetics act as drugs in the body. They are no longer vitamins, and to call them such is inaccurate.”
Yes, vitamin C is important. It does play an important role in our health. However, it only does what it was designed to do when ingested in original complex form. In addition to ascorbic acid, vitamin C complex must include other synergistic compounds that make it active and effective. These include:
- Factor K
- Factor J
- Factor P
- and other components
Understand this… The more parts missing from the complex, the more ineffective vitamin C becomes.
Think of it this way… Ascorbic acid is like one player on a soccer team. The more teammates that are removed or absent, the weaker the team becomes.
Actually, the ascorbic acid portion of vitamin C is merely the oxidative outer shell of the complex. It is designed to protect the inner components as they travel through the body’s processing plant.
Ingesting only the ascorbic acid portion of vitamin C is like eating the wrapper and throwing out what’s inside.
The whole story behind the marketing of ascorbic acid is wrought with deception, misinformation, and profit driven motives. You can read up on it via the internet if you wish. Or you can just ‘get with the times’ and ditch ascorbic acid for a better alternative, the real thing.
The Mercedes Benz of vitamin C is the whole food form. It always has been, and always will be.
Whole food vitamins are obtained by taking a vitamin-rich plant, removing the water and the fiber in a cold vacuum process, free of chemicals, and then packaging for stability. The entire vitamin complex in this way can be captured intact, retaining its functional and nutritional integrity.
The truth is, facts are facts. No matter how much isolated ascorbic acid one takes orally:
- It will never saturate the cells of your body like the food form of vitamin C
- It will never ‘clean-up’ oxidative damage like food vitamin C can
- It will never have the free radical fighting capacity of food vitamin C
- It will never contain the other health promoting food factors found in complex form
- It will never have the same effect on health issues, such as aging and cardiovascular disease as the vitamin C food form
- It will not ever be utilized the way food vitamin C is
- It will always be a synthetic, drug-like substance the body has to process and adapt to
When we regularly ingest vitamin C in food form, from foods we eat daily or via dietary supplement, the need for buying a stand alone vitamin C supplement becomes a mute point.
We recommend Juice Plus as a dietary supplement. It is the industry leader for encapsulating fruit and vegetable nutrients. It helps bridge the gap between what we need and what we actually eat, including vitamin C nutrients.
It gives us confidence that we are ingesting high quality nutrients daily, and in a form that our body was designed for. It is our nutritional ‘insurance policy’ that helps protect us from deficiency and illness. We believe, there is no better alternative. -Dr. Burns
Cheers to knowing better, and doing better!