Nutricology Buffered Vitamin C Powder Cassava Source 300 Grams (10.6 oz.)
Nutricology Buffered Vitamin C Powder Cassava Source 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).
Quality and Innovation – The NutriCology Tradition
For more than thirty years, NutriCology has been known for the highest quality, most hypoallergenic, and most cutting-edge nutritional supplements available. Physicians and healthcare practitioners around the world depend on NutriCology for their patients’ nutritional support. Originating with the ground-breaking oxidant/antioxidant work of Stephen Levine, Ph.D., NutriCology was one of the first to introduce truly hypoallergenic products to the market.
Superior Quality Control
Since 1979, NutriCology has used only the purest raw materials available, and has implemented strict quality control procedures in every stage of production, including inspection of raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, and storing. NutriCology is licensed by the California Department of Health Services, Food and Drug Branch, registration number 0021150.
Nutricology products are manufactured under the recognized principles of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), brought into final form by the FDA in June 2007. The GMP standards are applied to a wide variety of procedures associated with the manufacturing of dietary supplements, including receiving, testing, and approval of raw materials, production, and process controls, laboratory testing of labeled and packaged finished product, distribution control and accountability, and shelf life expiration testing to ensure freshness and potency.
For many years they have used the same manufacturers to produce their powder formulas, capsules, tablets, softgels, gels, and liquid products to ensure consistency. All of Nutricology's certified manufacturers meet or exceed cGMP requirements established by the FDA, as well as state and local regulations. In their facility in Alameda, California, highly trained staff bottle, label, and ship finished products. Their newly installed automatic bottling line has multiple built-in quality checks, such as weight verification and metal detection, to ensure all finished packaged products have the pre-determined physical count and are contaminant-free.
Unsurpassed Ingredient Quality
NutriCology uses only the purest and highest quality raw materials available. For example, they use only Nattokinase NSK-SD, the first nattokinase introduced into the US market, which has established standardization and quality levels for all other nattokinase. Their MicroChitosan contains small-size chitosan oligosaccharide, and Prima Uña de Gato contains TOA-free Cat’s Claw.
Taber’s Medical Dictionary defines “hypoallergenic” as: “Diminished potential for causing an allergic reaction”. Nutricology defines hypoallergenic as “free of all common allergens”, specifically, wheat, corn, soy, gluten, yeast, dairy, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts. Many very sensitive individuals who react to supplements in general are able to tolerate NutriCology products.
Since their inception in 1979, Nutricology has used only the purest, and whenever possible, the lowest allergy potential natural ingredients. And while many of the nutrients in their formulas are synthesized from natural plant substances, which as a whole may contain antigens, the synthesizing process removes the molecules of the desired nutrient from the original substance, and in the processing, a great percentage of the antigens and allergens are left behind. The final material then has extremely low allergy potential. This is not to say that no one will react to any of these hypoallergenic formulas, as some extremely sensitive people may. However, the potential for an allergic reaction is low, and the feedback from many extremely allergic and sensitive customers is that NutriCology supplements are often the only products they are able to tolerate.
The FDA requires manufacturers to identify the presence of eight major food allergens on all product labels: milk, egg, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans, as well as any ingredient derived from those foods. When an ingredient may have been derived from a common allergen, we are required by law to list that allergen on the label as a source of the ingredient, even if it does not contain any of the actual substance. For example, 100%-pure glucosamine sulfate does not contain any actual shellfish, but we are required to indicate the source material (shrimp, crab, lobster) on the label. NutriCology fully discloses all ingredients, both active and inactive on every product label, so doctors can make fully informed choices for their patients’ nutritional support.