Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert
We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for you, and most contain Vitamin C. But if you are going to supplement Vitamin C, realize that the body does not absorb more than 200 mg of Vitamin C at one time. So if you take 1000 mg, most is wasted. One can get around this by taking frequent doses of C at different intervals throughout the day. But C is a white powder, so make sure you don't leave a telltale sign around your mouth - it looks like cocaine. This actually happened to a doctor I know, while he was in the office. After several patients looked at him funny, he looked in the mirror and had white powder around his mouth and nose.
A potent antioxidant that protects against free radical cellular damage, Vitamin C is essential for the formation and maintenance of collagen and other structural materials in bones, teeth, and capillaries.
Employing a mouse model, a Japanese research group studied the effects of long-term dietary supplementation (20 mg/kg/day or 200 mg/kg/day, for one year) on the thymus, the gland located at the base of the neck that is responsible for the development and differentiation of T-cells – white blood cells key to the immune system. At the end of the one-year supplementation period, the researchers measured he weight of the thymus organ and the number of immune cells present in the peripheral blood, spleen, and thymus. The team found that the high-dose vitamin C intake inhibited the aging-related shrinkage of the thymus and maintained thymic output. The study authors write that: “These results suggest that a long-term high-dose intake of [vitamin C] is effective in the maintenance of immune cells, partly through the suppression of age-related thymic involution.”
Karen McDougal, Bare Skin Care model
For topical Vitamin C, our Bare Skin Care Natural Young C Serum is excellent. It strengthens, protects, and brightens your skin tone!
This elegant serum has wonderful benefits for every skin type! It contains a therapeutic 15% strength of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), amino acids, and a potent combination of Phytoalexins, which are anti-oxidants. Amino-acids are the proteins which are important building blocks of the skin tissue. This potent complex stimulates collagen generation, moisturizes the skin, provides photo-protection, helps to prevent UV immuno-suppression, strengthens and protects the skin from free radicals. It also has the added bonus of naturally brightening the skin tone. Best Results are obtained when used in combination with the Anti-Aging Serum.