A more highly absorbable for of vitamin c for colds, the flu, and immunity with an antioxidant (lipoic acid,) 500 mg, 180 Vegicaps.
We at Nutriscreen Inc. have had
good results with our patients using this product and have decided to keep it in stock.
- Antioxidant Protection.
- Threonic Acid & Alpha Lipoic Acid Enhanced.
- Buffered, Bioavailable Vitamin
- Vegetarian Formula.
NOW AlphaSorb-C contains the Vitamin C metabolite, Threonic Acid, which has been shown to
enhance cellular uptake of Vitamin C. This buffered, non-acidic Vitamin C supplement also contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, an antioxidant known to help regenerate Vitamin C in the body.
Furthermore, studies suggest that Alpha Lipoic Acid may enhance the body"s utilization of Vitamin C. The addition of Bioflavonoids as synergists helps to create a
highly effective Vitamin C supplement.
Vitamin C is best known as a highly effective antioxidant that can protect the body"s cells and molecules from
damage by free radicals.
Serving Size 1 Tablet
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Vitamin C (from Threonic Acid Enhanced Buffered Calcium Ascorbate) 1.0 g (1,000 mg) >1667%
Calcium (from Buffered Calcium
Ascorbate) 120 mg 12%
Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids (37% total bioflavonoids as Hesperidin) 75 mg
Powder 25 mg
Rose Hips Powder (Rosa canina) (Seed) 25 mg
Rutin 25 mg
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Croscarmellose,
Sodium, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Silica, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Vegetable Coating.
Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast,
wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or shellfish.
What does Alpha Lipoic Acid do?
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a vitamin-like antioxidant, sometimes referred to as the “universal antioxidant” because it is soluble in bothfat and
water.1 ALA is manufactured in the body and is found in some foods, particularly liver and yeast.
ALA is capable of regenerating several other
antioxidants back to their active states, including vitamin C,2 vitamin E,3 glutathione,4 andcoenzyme Q10.5
ALA has several
potential benefits for people with diabetes. It enhances glucose uptake in type 2 (adult onset or non-insulin-dependent) diabetes, inhibits glycosylation (the abnormal attachment
of sugar to protein), and has been used to improve diabetic nerve damage and reduce pain associated with that nerve damage.6 Most studies have used intravenous alpha
lipoic acid, but oral supplementation has nonetheless proved partially helpful in treating at least one form of diabetic neuropathy, using 800 mg per day.7
Preliminary evidence indicates that 150 mg of alpha lipoic acid, taken daily for one month, improves visual function in people withglaucoma.8
ALA has been shown to inhibit the replication of the HIV virus in the test tube; however, it is not known whether supplementing with ALA would benefit
Intravenous administration of ALA has significantly increased the survival rate of people who have eaten poisonous
mushrooms.10Such a treatment should be prescribed by a doctor and should not be attempted on one’s own.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet daily, preferably with meals. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW Pycnogenol and Tru-E
Notice: Individual results may vary. You should always consult with your physician before starting this product or any
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