Nutricology Buffered vitamin C powder cassava root source
It provides Vitamin C, the most important water-soluble antioxidant nutrient which is involved in a wide variety of biochemical reactions throughout the body. NutriCology has pioneered the development of buffered vitamin C products, and continues to offer the purest and least allergenic vitamin C products available. In addition to its hefty content of ascorbic acid, Nutricology buffered vitamin C also supplies the macro-minerals calcium and magnesium at approximately one half the RDI per heaping teaspoon, which may make it desirable for individuals who do not regularly consume dairy products.
The latest addition to Buffered Vitamin C is a unique cassava root (of the potato family) source Buffered Vitamin C, available in both powder and capsules. Cassava, or Manihot esculenta, is a bushy South American shrub with long tuberous roots, which are traditionally eaten like potatoes. Cassava root starch is the starting material for a multi-step chemical process of manufacturing ascorbic acid. It is well tolerated by individuals unable to tolerate other sources of vitamin C. Both the corn and cassava root sources are formulated with carbonates of calcium and magnesium, giving an acid-alkaline buffering action (pH 7.0 in water), potentially improving bowel tolerance and minimizing hyperacidity.
The human body cannot manufacture vitamin C, as do most other mammals, so we must rely on food or nutritional supplements. Vitamin C is stored in tissues throughout the body, and is especially concentrated in the adrenal glands, where it is crucial for the production of adrenal hormones involved in responding to stress. The body uses vitamin C in immune system functions including white blood cell production, histamine release and degradation, the reduction of glutathione, and the metabolism and protection of several other nutrients. Vitamin C is involved in detoxifying heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and nickel. It is involved in the production of collagen and elastin, important connective tissue proteins. Vitamin C may also support HDL cholesterol within normal levels, and bone mineral density.
NutriCology Buffered Vitamin C has been used clinically for offsetting acute hypersensitivity reactions and the addictive craving for foods, cigarettes and other withdrawal states from stimulants and alcohol. A study at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic in San Francisco demonstrated that Buffered Vitamin C could offset and reduce withdrawal symptoms for stimulants and opiates by 90% in outpatients, who took a teaspoon of Buffered Vitamin C whenever they felt a craving.
- Calcium is important for skeletal health, with 99% of calcium occurring in the bones and teeth, and the rest found in cells and body fluids. Calcium is involved in many functions in the human body, including initiation of muscle contractions, the blood clotting process, and the regulation of nutrient and waste product transport through cell membranes. It also is involved with enzymes that control fat digestion and metabolism, blood pressure, cholesterol, hormones, and nerve impulse transmission.
- Magnesium is involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. It is utilized in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and in transmission of nerve impulses, temperature regulation, detoxifi-cation, and energy production. It is a key element for cardiovascular health, as it helps relax blood vessels, and supports blood pressure within normal levels. Magnesium is also important for the health of bones and teeth, particularly the enamel.
- Potassium (used in powdered Buffered Vitamin C only) is an electrolyte, involved in the regulation of the flow of bodily fluids into and out of cells (intracellular osmosis).
*Note: Variations in color may occur. Keep refrigerated whenever possible, tightly capped.