Ascorbyl Palmitate

Our ascorbyl palmitate is a fat-soluble vitamin C, delivered in vegan-friendly capsules with superior bioavailability.*

Vitamin C can contribute to the good functioning of the immune system, relieve symptoms of cold & flu and support antioxidation.*

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Ascorbyl palmitate is a highly bioavailable, fat-soluble form of vitamin C.*

It intends to support the good functioning of many fundamental immunity- and antioxidation processes.*

What Does our Ascorbyl Palmitate contain?

Our Ascorbyl Palmitate formula contains 100 capsules, each containing 600mg of the highest grade L-ascorbyl palmitate.

The capsules are made from cellulose and are suitable for vegans.

Like our other nutraceuticals, our ascorbyl palmitate is free from allergens such as gluten, soy, fish, lactose, milk, meat and wheat.

What is the Recommended Daily Dosage?

We recommend 1 capsule per day or as advised by your healthcare professional. It can be consumed with meals.

What Does the Science Say?

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the human body and boasts and extensive base of scientific research. Being a vitamin, it cannot be created naturally in the human body and is usually ingested through foods (in particular fruits & vegetables) or through supplementation.

Vitamin C is also a very potent antioxidant [1,2] and acts as a cofactor in many biosynthetic and gene regulatory pathways [3].

Research suggests that vitamin C, amongst many things, can:

  • Support the immune system [1,2,4,5]
  • Contribute to anti-inflammatory processes [2,4,5]
  • Help against common cold, lung infections and flu symptoms [678]
  • Inhibit growth of bacteria such as S. aureus and streptococci as well as multi-drug resistant bacteria, including H. pylori [2,9]
  • Help protect against & combat viral infections (such as Epstein-Barr, SARS & shingles) [10,11,12]; and
  • Support in the treatment of certain cancers [13,14]

As mentioned above, Ascorbyl palmitate is a more bioavailable form of vitamin C [15].

It is worth noting that vitamin C can also enhance the bioavailability of other nutrients, such as vitamin E [16].

Vitamin C is very safe to use [3,4,9,11,14,17]. Whilst the current RDA is 75mg – 90mg/day for adult females & males, daily supplementation can normally be around 2g/day and upwards [17]. The therapeutic amount will depend on overall health, levels of oxidative stress and the presence of infections. Human trials have shown that patients with pneumonia can tolerate up to 100g/day of vitamin C without developing any side effects [9].

It should be noted that quantities of 10g/day and upwards are usually administrated intravenously rather than through oral supplementation.

Scientific References

[1] Carr AC, Maggini S. Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017;9(11) [PubMed:29099763]

[2] Mousavi S, Bereswill S, Heimesaat MM. Immunomodulatory and Antimicrobial Effects of Vitamin C. Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2019;9(3):73-79. [PubMed: 31662885]

[3] Padayatty SJ, Levine M. Vitamin C: the known and the unknown and Goldilocks. Oral Dis. 2016;22(6):463-93. [PubMed:26808119]

[4] Spoelstra-de man AME, Elbers PWG, Oudemans-van straaten HM. Vitamin C: should we supplement?. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2018;24(4):248-255 [PubMed: 29864039].

[5] Sorice A, Guerriero E, Capone F, Colonna G, Castello G, Costantini S. Ascorbic acid: its role in immune system and chronic inflammation diseases. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2014;14(5):444-52. [PubMed: 24766384]

[6] Douglas RM, Hemilä H, Chalker E, Treacy B. Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;(3):CD000980 [PubMed: 17636648].

[7] Hemilä H, Louhiala P. Vitamin C may affect lung infections. J R Soc Med. 2007;100(11):495-8. [PubMed:18048704]

[8] Gorton HC, Jarvis K. The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999;22(8):530-3. [PubMed: 10543583]

[9] Mei H, Tu H. Vitamin C and Infection: Current Knowledge and Future Prospects. Front Physiol. 2018;9:1103. [PubMed:30154733]

[10] Mikirova N, Hunninghake R. Effect of high dose vitamin C on Epstein-Barr viral infection. Med Sci Monit. 2014;20:725-32. [PubMed:24793092]

[11] Schencking M, Vollbracht C, Weiss G, et al. Intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of shingles: results of a multicenter prospective cohort study. Med Sci Monit. 2012;18(4):CR215-24. [PubMed:22460093]

[12] Hemilä H. Vitamin C and SARS coronavirus. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2003;52(6):1049-50. [PubMed: 14613951]

[13] Shenoy N, Creagan E, Witzig T, Levine M. Ascorbic Acid in Cancer Treatment: Let the Phoenix Fly. Cancer Cell. 2018;34(5):700-706. [PubMed:30174242]

[14] Klimant E, Wright H, Rubin D, Seely D, Markman M. Intravenous vitamin C in the supportive care of cancer patients: a review and rational approach. Curr Oncol. 2018;25(2):139-148. [PubMed:29719430]

[15] Snow DH, Frigg M. Bioavailability of ascorbic acid in horses. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 1990;13(4):393-403. [PubMed:2287031]

[16] Carr AC, Vissers MC. Synthetic or food-derived vitamin C–are they equally bioavailable?. Nutrients. 2013;5(11):4284-304 [PubMed:24169506]

[17] Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoidsexternal link disclaimer. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.

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