Planetary Herbals - True To Nature C 500 mg. - 60 Tablets
Planetary Herbals True To Nature C is vitamin C as nature intended. Much more than ascorbic acid alone, True To Nature C 500 mg. contains ascorbic acid with the primary bioflavonoids and added nutritional co-factors found in the naturally occurring vitamin C complex from plant sources that are essential for a complete spectrum of vitamin C activity.
Planetary Herbals True To Nature C:
- Natural form of vitamin C complex, from herbs, fruits and vegetables
- Natural vitamin C is more than ascorbic acid: it contains a wide array of nutrients like bioflavonoids, ascorbigen, ruten, hesperidin, choline, vitamin K tyrosinase and organically bound copper.
- Provides micronutrients for enhanced health benefits
Although healers and scientists as far back as Hippocrates knew that fresh vegetables and fruits were important for health, it wasn't until the 1930s that vitamin C or ascorbic acid was discovered, and its far-reaching benefits understood. Since then, vitamin C's importance has been established: it is available as ascorbic acid in pills, powders, drinks, tablets, and crystals.
But only in the past decade has anyone understood the importance of obtaining vitamin C from plants and foods, rather than only from purified ascorbic acid. This natural vitamin C - called the vitamin C complex - includes ascorbic acid, but it also contains a wide array of nutrients like bioflavonoids, ascorbigen, rutin, hesperidin, choline, vitamin K tyrosinase and organically bound copper. According to the vitamin C pioneers Dr. Royal Lee and Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgi, ascorbic acid is the outer shell of the naturally occurring vitamin C Complex.
Life On The High C's
Appreciation of the benefits of vitamin C began in the 1700s - long before vitamin C was even discovered. It was a time when the British navy traversed the world, exploring the far reaches of the globe and protecting colonies and business interests. The British East India Company filled the country's coffers with gold, yet many sailors got sick or died on long ocean voyages, from what we now know as a lack of vitamin C. English sailors had diets of ale or cider, dried biscuits, and salted pork.
In 1747, James Lind, a British Royal Navy Surgeon, while at sea, provided some crew members with two oranges and one lemon per day, while the others continued with cider. He noted the results and published his findings. It was the first recorded, conclusive study showing the benefits of citrus in preventing many illnesses. Within a few years, limes (then cheaper and more available than lemons or oranges) became standard issue on sea voyages, this began the term "limeys" as a nickname for British sailors.
Almost all plants and animals on earth manufacture their own vitamin C as a natural part of their metabolic processes. But primates, including humans, are among the few animals that are an exception: we must obtain vitamin C from our diets. In ancient times, this was no problem. Humans obtained sufficient vitamin C directly from food: fresh meat (particularly organs), raw fruits and vegetables, berries and nuts. However, with civilization came domestication, food storage, and diets further and further away from natural sources of nutrients. Ever since, humans have suffered from various levels of vitamin C deficiencies.
Most fruits and vegetables contain some ascorbic acid. True To Nature C consists of natural ingredients that not only contain ascorbic acid, but further deliver the micronutrients necessary for the full benefits of Vitamin C Complex. Among the ingredients are:
- Acerola Cherry: A native of Central and South America, this plant contains ascorbic acid and several polyphenols, such as cyaniding, pelargonidin, and quercitrin, all of which possess strong antioxidant activity.
- Camu Camu: A plant from Peru, camu camu has numerous anthocyanins and ellagic acids, along with ascorbic acid, and many consume it as a tonic for blood, tissue and joint health.
- Alma: Amla is an Indian fruit that has been used for centuries in the Ayurvedic health tradition. It has many uses, including organ health, blood health, and heart health.
- Rose Hips: A virtual goldmine of nutrients, rose hips contain ascorbic acid, carotenoids, catechins, flavonoids, ceucoanthocyanins, pectins, and polyphenols.
- True To Nature C also includes cabbage powder, elderberries, parsley leaf, cranberry, lecithin, grapeseed extract and bilberry.
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I am currently taking one of Planetary Herbals' dietary supplements. Can this item be mixed with other supplements?
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About Planetary Herbals
Planetary Herbals have been developed by expert herbalists, focusing predominantly on the thousands of years of experience of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbalism, the hundreds of years of experience of Western herbal practitioners, and the more than 30 years of clinical experience of professional herbalists such as Michael Tierra, Lesley Tierra, Jill Stansbury, and Alan Tillotson.
Planetary Herbals offers the best of classic herbal traditions, integrating herbal formulas used continuously for literally hundreds of thousands of years, with the latest finding of clinical pharmacological research.
The Planetary Herbals philosophy encompasses much more than herbal magic bullets. Each product is designed to promote health, not just make people feel better. Planetary Herbals' Full Spectrum singles are designed to provide the best in single ingredient products; each formula is skillfully blended according to traditional and modern principles. Integral to this philosophy is attention to detail regarding quality of raw materials, individual responsibility for self-healing, environmental awareness, and education.
Planetary Herbals' Vision
The majority of the world's population has relied upon plants for health and healing since the beginning of time. Planetary Herbals recognizes this and is committed to ensuring that their time-tested herbal traditions continue to evolve, grow, and flourish.
Planetary Herbals' Mission
To integrate traditional herbal wisdom, modern pharmacological science, and human clinical experience into each botanical product, in order to provide consumers and health professionals with reliable, expertly crafted, high quality herbal supplements.