This delicious, effervescent, orange-flavoured powder easily provides therapeutic dosing of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Potassium bicarbonate is included in this formula as a buffering agent and to give it “fizz.” Also included are quercetin, hesperidin and rutin, which are all natural bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits.
Designs for Health C+BIOFIZZ™
Vitamin C: The Wonder Nutrient Perhaps more than any other nutrient, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) benefits an encyclopedic range of conditions. The body needs adequate amounts of vitamin C for immunity, bone maintenance, collagen crosslinking, enzymatic reactions, central nervous system function, and reducing inflammation, along with a broad range of biological functions in order to maintain physiologic homeostasis. Recently, research has focused on the significant role that vitamin C plays in epigenetics, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. The level of ascorbic acid in the body naturally declines during the aging process. Other factors that reduce vitamin C levels include chronic stress (vitamin C helps support healthy adrenal function), smoking, illness, injury, and multiple medications such as oral contraceptives, estrogen replacement, corticosteroids, and aspirin. Dr. Linus Pauling, who pioneered extensive research on vitamin C, believed optimal amounts exceed 2,000 mg daily.1 C + BioFizz™ oers 2,569 mg of vitamin C in the combined form of ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate, and magnesium ascorbate. Mineral ascorbates, which are bu- ered and therefore less acidic, can be beneficial for people who experience gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal pain and diarrhea with plain ascorbic acid. Bioflavonoids Support Optimal Health Bioflavonoids are the most abundant group of polyphenols. Scientists have identified several thousand bioflavonoids, which provide much of the flavour and colour in fruits and vegetables. Research has focused on bioflavonoids’ impact on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. As a group, they have demonstrated antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergenic properties.
Adults: Take 2 g (approx. 1/2 teaspoon) per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner. Dosing recommendations are given for typical use based on an average 150 pound healthy adult. Healthcare practitioners are encouraged to use clinical judgement with case-specific dosing based on intended goals, subject body weight, medical history, and concomitant medication and supplement usage.