Are you getting enough vitamin C?
In centuries past, sailors on long voyages could become malnourished and depleted in numerous essential vitamins and minerals. Many would develop scurvy, a life-threatening vitamin C deficiency.
Did you know that vitamin C deficiency is also a problem for many people today?
It’s almost unthinkable that in the land of orange juice and SunnyD, many Americans are deficient in this essential vitamin. Truth is, these types of beverages often are loaded with sugar (which blocks vitamin C absorption), and many have less vitamin C than you think. Tablet or chewable supplements also can contain sugar, and many provide minimal or no vitamin C benefit to the consumer.
Recently the recommended Daily Value for intake of vitamin C was raised to 90 mg per day, and sugary drinks or foods are unlikely to provide that much functional vitamin C. Unless you have a well-balanced diet rich in citrus fruits you may be at risk of not obtaining sufficient vitamin C.
So, how can you ensure that you’re getting sufficient amounts of this essential nutrient? To protect against vitamin C deficiency and to fuel better brain health, neurotransmitter production, and antioxidant protection, try BrainMD’s new Neuro-C Liposomal Vitamin C.
Liposomal Vitamin C
BrainMD developed Neuro-C, a breakthrough nutraceutical formula that was scientifically designed to promote advanced brain and immune defense. A versatile and powerful nutrient that provides major antioxidant defense, vitamin C is crucial for immunity, circulation, skin quality, peak mental performance, and overall well-being. Neuro-C delivers vitamin C more efficiently than tablets, capsules, or powders.
6 Benefits of Vitamin C Supplements
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is essential for human life. The body needs it but cannot make it, so we must get it from our diet. U.S. Govt surveys indicate a substantial percentage of Americans aren’t getting adequate amounts of vitamin C.
Vitamin C is the best-studied and understood antioxidant: a substance that readily donates electrons to neutralize potentially damaging oxidative “free radicals.” When our cells use oxygen to make energy they create free radicals, which can destroy DNA, proteins, and other key cell components.
As one of our major natural antioxidant protectors, vitamin C helps to defend against free radicals and the many toxins that can enter the body via the air, water, or foods.
1. Crucial for the Brain
Several important human enzymes need vitamin C in order to function. This is most evident in the brain, where C is more highly concentrated than in any other organ.
Our nerve cells need C to make the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, along with carnitine, creatine, tyrosine, and the myelin that electrically insulates the nerve cells. Vitamin C is vital for enzymes that make collagen, which is essential for strengthening the walls of the brain’s blood vessels.
2. The Collagen Connection
Collagen is a family of large proteins that provide strength to the body’s connective tissues. Collagen is a major structural component of this connective tissue “glue” that holds our cells in their assigned locations within our tissues and organs. The body needs vitamin C to make collagen for healthy circulation, skin, joints, bone and other hard tissues, and all the body’s organs.
3. C is for Circulation
The body’s miles of blood vessels need vitamin C to maintain the collagen that builds the structure of their walls. Sufficient availability of C helps the blood vessels maintain their strength and functional flexibility.
The circulating blood relies on vitamin C for its antioxidant, anti-free radical capacity. Immune cells that circulate with the blood are particularly reliant on C.
4. Added Immune Protection
Much of our immune system consists of mobile single cells that circulate with the blood or patrol our tissues looking for hostile invaders. They need high levels of vitamin C to power their movements, but without enough C, they are unable to do their job.
Also, many of the circulating immune cells actually produce highly toxic free radicals to destroy bacteria, viruses, or other harmful agents and need internal C to protect them against self-destruction. The “solid” tissues of the immune system also need C for optimal function.
5. Adrenal Gland Support
The adrenals are small glands positioned like caps on each of our kidneys and are loaded with vitamin C, second only to the brain. They make much of the body’s necessary steroid hormones, as well as hormones important for managing stress, and both these functions depend on enzymes that require vitamin C. By supporting the adrenals’ key life-sustaining functions, vitamin C is a major asset against stress.
6. Increasing Blood Vitamin C with Liposomes
Liposomes are tiny molecular spheres with hollow interiors, and outer shells made of phospholipids like those that make up our cell membranes. The hollow interior can be loaded with a substance that isn’t normally well absorbed – in this case, vitamin C – then made into a dietary supplement ingredient.
When Neuro-C is taken by mouth, its liposomes help protect their loads of vitamin C molecules from being broken down by the acidity of the stomach. After the liposomes reach the intestine, their shells are dissolved by digestive enzymes. This releases the vitamin C molecules to be absorbed across the intestinal wall and into the blood.
The specific liposomes used in BrainMD’s Neuro-C were shown to be an effective molecular “vehicle” for increasing vitamin C levels in the blood.
How do I take Neuro-C?
We recommend adults take 1 tablespoon (15 ml) with food, one to three times a day, or more as desired.
Can children take Neuro-C?
Yes. Children ages 4 and up can take 1 tablespoon (15 ml) with food, one to three times a day or more under parental supervision.
Does this supplement contain allergens?
It is free from dairy, glutens, corn, eggs, yeast, and artificial flavorings or colorings.
Is Neuro-C suitable for vegans?
Yes. BrainMD’s Neuro-C is suitable for vegans, and for anyone seeking to improve their mental performance, immunity, and overall well-being.
Is it chalky or unpleasant tasting?
No. Neuro-C is a liquid and doesn’t have the powdery or tart taste of many vitamin C tablets or chewables. It has a delicious citrus vanilla flavor.
Getting adequate amounts of vitamin C is a great way to improve overall brain and body well-being. Support your immune system, circulation, adrenal glands, collagen production, and total well-being with BrainMD’s Neuro-C Liposomal Vitamin C.
At BrainMD, we’re dedicated to providing the highest purity nutrients and standardized herbal ingredients to support your mood, focus, and overall well-being. For more information about Neuro-C and our full list of supplements, please visit us at BrainMD.
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