W.Gifford Jones Medi-C Plus with Calcium Ascorbate
Vitamin C and Lysine work together to build collagen, which strengthens and holds together the coronary cells. Inadequate amounts of the vitamin C mean poor collagen. Coronary cells then fall apart just as bricks do without a good mortar. Coronary arteries, closest to the heart, receive the greatest pressure and without enough vitamin C the collagen weakens. This sets the stage for a heart attack. The work of Dr. Sydney Bush shows that vitamin C + lysine can help reverse the process.
There are several types of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is the basic form. To buffer the natural acidity of vitamin C manufacturers bind it to other molecules. Two examples are calcium ascorbate (Ester-C) and ascorbyl palmitate. It also makes vitamin C easier for the body to absorb and decreases the loss of the vitamin through the urine. This increases the cost of the supplement but it is beneficial to those taking high doses of vitamin C, those who cannot tolerate acidic substances, and those with compromised absorption or digestive processes. Vitamin C comes in a variety of dosage forms including conventional capsules, time-released caps/tablets, syrups, powders and chewable tablets. A qualified practitioner can administer it intravenously. Vitamin C is usually derived from corn or dextrose but tapioca-sourced C is also available. Vitamin C is often combined with bioflavonoids, like hesperidin and rutin. These substances work synergistically with Vitamin C. Rose hips are a good substitute for straight vitamin C because they are the richest natural source of vitamin C. Rose hips are also a good source of bioflavonoid.
Recommended Adult Dosage:
Take 5 capsules once or twice daily. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.
Each Original Formula Capsule contains:
Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate, ascorbic acid): 400 mg
Calcium (calcium ascorbate): 36 mg
L-Lysine (L-Lysine hydrochloride): 260 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (cellulose, purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), microcrystalline cellulose, silica.