Description Usage Supplement Facts Lypo-Spheric® Vitamin C has been called "Vitamin C on steroids!" This is because it utilizes state-of-the-art Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET). LET allows the nano-scopic spheres of vitamin C to... quickly navigate through the digestive system eliminate need for digestive activity prior to assimilation rapidly absorb in the small intestine move intact, directly to the liver release the powerful, non-degraded Vitamin C for use throughout the body as the liposomal material is metabolized by the liver provide maximum assimilation and bio-availability because there are NO binders, fillers, gelatins, capsule materials, dyes, sweeteners, nor flavorings common with tablet and capsule supplements. FACTORS THAT CAN REDUCE OR DESTROY THE POWER OF VITAMIN C TABLETS BEFORE YOUR BODY CAN EVER USE IT Starting at the manufacturing stage, several additives and processes can limit the digestibility and bio-availability of Vitamin C. Often the product is buffered (to make it easier on the stomach), has binders and fillers added so it will stay together, and often times is “cooked” or “esterified” to extend shelf life. While in the bottle, free-radicals in the air can oxidize your Vitamin C. The longer it sits, the more oxidized it becomes. Then, the enzymes in your saliva, the digestive juices in your stomach, the bile salts in your intestines, and even the organisms in your G.I. tract can further degrade the Vitamin C before it ever gets absorbed in the small intestine. Plus, if you take more than 2 to 3 grams of traditional Vitamin C, the ascorbic acid in the intestines can cause gastric distress -- gas, cramps, and diarrhea. Often Vitamin C will be eliminated via your very loose stool. “Smart” Lyposomal Nano-Spheres™ avoid the degradation and discomfort associated with traditional forms of Vitamin C. HOW "SMART"LYPOSOMAL NANO-SPHERES™ DELIVER MORE BIO-AVAILABLE VITAMIN C INTO YOUR SYSTEM First, each uni-dose of Lypo-Spheric® Vitamin C is individually sealed in its own packet — protected from the elements that could degrade the supplement before you use it. Secondly, the sub-microscopic liposomes surrounding the vitamin C are virtually impervious to degrading substances in your digestive system. Thirdly, these “Smart” Lyposomal Nano-Spheres™ protect your lower G.I. Tract - hence, no gastric upset, no diarrheal flushing effect. Lastly, the liposomes quickly journey to the bloodstream and, circulated throughout the body and "grabbed" by the damaged cells that need the phophatidylcholine and the vitamin C. We believe that humans used to manufacture all the vitamin C they needed. The fact is, we all have the necessary gene to produce a substance called L-gulonolactone oxidase (GLO). GLO is the only missing component in the human liver required to make vitamin C. Unfortunately, almost all of us have a defect in that gene that prevents the production of GLO and therefore prevents the synthesis of vitamin C. “Smart” Lyposomal Nano-Spheres™ deliver the undegraded vitamin C you need, in a form that is quickly distributed and easily assimilated by the cells in your body that need it most! *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggested Use Adults: As a dietary supplement, take one packet 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. For best results, snip or tear the notched end off the packet, squeeze into one to three ounces of your favorite cool beverage, and consume in one swallow on an empty stomach. Wait at least 15 minutes before eating. Contents of packet will not dissolve. We do not recommend mixing any of the products in hot beverages, because this could damage the liposomes. We also do not recommend blending any of our products in a food processor or blender. If you are pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, please consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Store at room temperature. Do not freeze or place the product in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. If you open an individual packet and do not wish to consume all of the product, reseal the open packet in an airtight bag or plastic wrap and refrigerate until you're ready to take it, or up to 24 hours. Keep out of the reach of children. Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 1 packet (5.7 ml)Servings per container: 30 Ingredients Amount %DV Calories 15 † Total Fat 1g † Total Carbohydrate 1g 1,111% Vitamin C (as sodium ascorbate) 1,000 mg † Sodium (as sodium ascorbate) 160 mg † Essential Phospholipids (from soy lecithin) Phosphatidylcholine (PC) 1,000 mg500 mg †† * % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Other Ingredients: Purified water, Alcohol (preservative), Citric acid. Contains Phospholipids derived from soy.