12-Hour Vitamin C Capsules: New Beadlets Maintain Optimal Levels of Vitamin C

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Dietary supplement breakthrough -- new technology now makes it possible to slowly release vitamin C over a 12-hour period to help maintain optimal vitamin C levels. Conventional vitamin C tablets or capsules require repeated dosing, up to five times a day, to maintain high blood concentrations of vitamin C. But new beadlet technology slowly releases vitamin C from a 500 milligram capsule over a 12-hour period.

Among healthy adults, most of the vitamin C consumed in dietary supplements is washed out of the body within two hours. New beadlet technology slowly releases vitamin C from a 500-milligram capsule, 20 milligrams in the first hour, 300 milligrams in 1-4 hours, and the remaining 180 milligrams over an 8-hour period. Three capsules a day maintains adequate vitamin C levels throughout the day and night.

Albert, Szent-Gyorgi, a Romanian researcher, was honored with a Nobel Prize in 1937 for his discovery of vitamin C, which was later found to have a short half-life, about 30 minutes. This means vitamin C is quickly washed out of the body. Critics of vitamin C supplements have long maintained high-dose vitamin C creates nothing more than expensive urine. The new beadlet technology now overcomes this drawback.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required for collagen formation, wound repair, arterial health, reduction of histamine, healthy gall bladder and enhanced immunity.

Early hunter-gatherers consumed about 600 milligrams of vitamin C per day. On average, Americans today consume only 110 milligrams of vitamin C from their diet

Compare this to what most animals synthesize on their own, as much as 13,000 milligrams a day! Humans once synthesized their own vitamin C long ago but a genetic mutation now leaves Homo sapiens completely dependent upon their diet for vitamin C.

Guinea pigs, who are in the same predicament as humans because they don’t make vitamin C in their own body as most other animals do, must fortify their diet with the human equivalency of 800 milligrams of vitamin C or they will develop artery problems. This runs contrary to what humans are told, that they only need 60 milligrams of vitamin C per day to prevent scurvy.

Many millions of Americans are deficient in vitamin C. A recent study shows that three times greater concentration of vitamin C can be achieved through oral dosing than previously thought possible.

The human body exerts dynamic control over vitamin C, retaining more when it is needed, such as during illness or inflammation.    

LifeSpan Nutrition features this breakthrough beadlet technology at its website: http://www.lifespannutrition.com

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