Supplements containing vitamin C are very popular because their use translates into health benefits in many areas of health. Vitamin C has a beneficial effect on the immune system, nervous system and circulatory system, and is also a powerful antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties, delays the aging process and improves wound healing and skin health. Vitamin C from different dietary supplements has different properties, and some products also contain additional ingredients. How to choose a good vitamin C in a set with other beneficial ingredients?
Vitamin C plays a very important role in the proper functioning of the immune system. The immune cells consume many times more vitamin C than other cells in the body. Vitamin C deficiency interferes with the formation of macrophages that are produced by the immune system in response to infection. They are large, specialized cells that recognize, surround and destroy harmful microorganisms. The functioning of the immune system requires abundant amounts of vitamin C.
LifePharm “Life-C” versus other vitamin C
The form of vitamin C contained in IMMUNE+++ is differently composed because it has lipid carriers. Lipid carriers help to pass through the lining of the digestive tract and increase the absorption of the vitamin. The standard forms of vitamin C found in typical products are not as effective as the LifePharm product.
When lipid metabolites are combined with ascorbic acid, the bioavailability of ascorbic acid is improved. Laboratory tests have shown that “Life-C” has better uptake, bioavailability and retention in cells compared to other forms of vitamin C. For this reason it better supports the health of the nervous system and the immune system and has a better ability to capture free radicals, compared to other forms of vitamin C.
The LifePharm product was evaluated in a clinical trial, during which subjects were taking two tablets of the supplement daily for 3 months. The study consisted in assessing the number of immune cells before and after treatment. It was found that after 3 months, the amount of white blood cells increased significantly. In addition, the number of T cells that are responsible for the cellular immune response has increased to a very large extent.