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True To Nature C™
Vitamin C as Nature Provides
- 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, rutin, 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 have we understood the importance of obtaining
vitamin C from plants and food, 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.
Planetary Herbals True To Nature C is the vitamin C that nature has provided all
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 yoyages, 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, thus 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
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 (Malpighia emarginata) 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 (Myrciaria dubia) 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.
Amla (Emblica officinalis) 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 (rosa canina) A virtual goldmine of nutrients, rose hips contain
ascorbic acid, carotenoids, catechins, flavonoids, ceucoanthocyanins, pectins
True To Nature C also includes cabbage powder, elderberries, parsley leaf,
cranberry, lecithin, grapeseed extract, and bilberry.
These and other ingredients combine to form the compounds identified by Dr’s Lee
and Szent-Gyorgi in the Vitamin C Complex, including tyrosinase, an enzyme that
catalyzes the ripening of fruit and the formation of pigments,
neurotransmitters, and immune defense mechanisms; J Factors, a classic term for
choline, relating to the oxygen-carrying capacity of the red blood cells; P
Factors, such as rutin and hesperidin, bioflavonoids which positively affect
vascular health; ascorbigen, which helps the body prevent absorption of toxins
through the small and large intestines and exhibits provitamin immunostimulatory,
and skin-conditioning properties; and copper sebacate, an important ingredient
in the formation of hemoglobin and collagen that supports the healthy
functioning of tissues.
Planetary Herbals is proud to present True To Nature C, a balanced array of
fruits and herbs that provide you with a complete source of vitamin C and its
naturally occurring family of nutrients, one of the most robust sources of
Vitamin C Complex available today.
Vitamin C is extremely critical to the maintenance of our health, particularly
of the immune system, skin and tissue formation, collagen formation, and
antioxidant protection. Processes that are this critical deserve the extra care
of a vitamin C that is complete and fully functional. They deserve a vitamin C
that is True to Nature.
Planetary Herbals True To Nature C™ is vitamin C as nature intended. Much
more than ascorbic acid alone, True To Nature C™ 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.
Supplement Facts for 500 mg Tablet
Serving Size: 2 tablets
(as ascorbic acid, acerola fruit, and camu-camu fruit)
(as copper sebacate)
Proprietary Blend: Ascorbic Acid, Acerola Fruit, Camu-Camu
Fruit, Amla Fruit, Cabbage Floret and Stem, European Elder
Berry, Parsley Leaf, Cranberry Fruit Extract (90% solids),
Rosehips Fruit, Grape Seed Extract (Proanthodyn™), Lecithin,
Citrus Bioflavonoids, Hesperidin, Rutin, Agaricus blazei
Mycelia Biomass, Bilberry Fruit Extract (25% anthocyanidins),
and Copper Sebacate.
Other Ingredients: silicified microcrystalline cellulose,
colloidal silicon dioxide, modified cellulose gum, and stearic acid.
Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, breastfeeding,
or taking any prescription drug, consult your health care professional
before using this product. STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE. Do not use if either
tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Suggested Use: 2 tablets twice daily.