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Why C-complex is essential?

Free radicals in our environment destroy the electrons in the molecules of our cells.
Among other things, this causes premature aging and damages the mitochondria where energy is produced leading to fatigue.

  • Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxident that offers its electrons freely, thereby promotes youthfulness and boosts energy.
  • Vitamin C accelerates the rate of collagen formation which is needed for healthy skin, hair, blood vessels and much more.

Why Christara C-complex?

  • Our C-complex is an organic, water-soluble, whole-food based vitamin C that is not isolated, but rather whole vitamin C with naturally occurring cofactors, such as bioflavonoids, vitamins, and minerals.
  • We extract our vitamin C exclusively from two pure, nutrient-rich foods: Acerola cherry and Camu Camu, which have 65 and 30 times more Vitamin C than oranges, respectively.
  • Liquid C-Complex extract is more bio-available than powders and tablets
  • Whole-food derived as nature intended so it can be readily assimilated without stressing the body
  • Without synthetic formulation (most Vitamin C supplements exist as isolated compounds or synthetic derivatives that can be highly acidic, toxic, and cause nutrient imbalances within the body)
  • Non-GMO and gluten-free
  • No fillers, additives, or artificial preservatives
  • Physician-formulated

Health Benefits of C-complex:

Whole Vitamin C with naturally occurring cofactors (including bioflavonoids, vitamins, and minerals) is a powerful anti-oxidant force that helps the body carry out numerous cellular functions that promote vitality and longevity.

  • Cancer Prevention

    Earl Harrison, a professor of Human Nutrition, co-authored a study with members of the Nutritional Science Research Group in the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention and former colleagues from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center to investigate the role of nitrates as potential carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) and the effect of nutritional intervention in halting the development of these carcinogens. The toxic compounds of nitrate metabolism were shown to be offset by the intrinsic vitamin C content of the foods, in a mechanism attributed to the well-known, anti-oxidant effect of vitamin C. 1

  • Cardiovascular Health

    Vitamin C plays a significant role in healthy collagen formation, which is an essential binding agent within the body, especially blood vessels. “When a crack develops in a blood vessel wall due to a shortage of ascorbate, certain fat packages in the blood have the ability to plug the leak by forming a kind of plaster cast.” This is the beginning of plaque build-up in the arteries, a condition called atherosclerosis. Matthias Rath’s famous guinea pig studies revealed that atherosclerosis could be induced by a vitamin-C deficient diet, proposing that the lipid plaques are part of a compensatory mechanism in response to lack of vitamin C. 2

  • Longevity & Beauty- Youthfulness is directly related to vascular health.

    Healthy skin, tendons, vasculature, organs, bone, cartilage, and hair all require the presence and function of collagen. Vitamin C accelerates the rate of collagen formation. 3

  • Immunity

    One of the most important functions of vitamin C is to boost the body’s immune system. Immune cells actively pump vitamin C into the cells when more is required, such as during times of stress or infection when levels are being depleted. Essential components of the immune system, such as natural killer cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, and antibodies, are enhanced and increased by the presence of Vitamin C. 4

  • Mental Health
    Vitamin C has been proven to enhance brain function and psychological coping. “Specifically, supplementation led to improved ratings of stress, mental health and vigor and improved cognitive performance during intense mental processing." 5

  • Digestive Health

    Studies suggest that vitamin C reduces mucosal inflammation of the digestive tract in celiac disease. Celiac disease is being described as a heightened immune response to allergens with many inflammatory markers (such as INF-a and TNF) which are significantly reduced by the addition of Vitamin C. 6, 7

Common signs (symptoms) of deficiency

Symptoms include fatigue, depression, dry and splitting hair; gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), receding gums, bleeding gums; rough, dry, scaly skin; poor wound healing, easy bruising; nosebleeds; and a decreased ability to ward off infection.

Dangerous disorders due to chronic Vitamin C deficiency

  • Peridontal Disease

    Those at risk for vitamin C deficiency include: smokers, alcoholics, individuals who do not consume fruits or vegetables, elderly people, and infants who consume only cow's milk. Vitamin C deficiency can manifest as swollen, bleeding gums, loose teeth, and tooth loss. Vitamin C supplementation can help the gums adhere more firmly to the teeth and reduce swelling and bleeding. 8, 9

  • Diabetes
    Studies now show that vitamin C levels may influence the incidence of type II diabetes, the anxiety, depression, and stress experienced by diabetic patients, and the risk of atrial fibrillation in diabetic patients. 10

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Oxidant damage and inflammation play key roles in the development of heart disease and stroke. Studies now show vitamin C improves the function of the lining of blood vessels that control blood flow and pressure.

Articles & Sources

(1) Ohio State University. (2010, March 2). New Testing Method Hints At Garlic's Cancer-Fighting Potential. Medical News Today.

Rath, Matthias, and Linus Pauling. (1990). Lipoprotein (a) Is a Surrogate for Ascorbate | The Dr. Rath Health Foundation. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES USA 1990, 87, 6204-6207.

(3) Sherman, Vincent R. (2015). The materials science of collagen. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 52: 22–50.

(4) Pavlovic V. (2010). A short overview of vitamin C and selected cells of the immune system. Cent. Eur. J. Med. 2010 October;8(1):1-10.

(5) Kennedy, D.O., Veasey, R., Watson, A., Dodd, F., Jones, E., Maggini, S. and Haskell, C.F. (2010). Effects of High-Dose B Vitamin Complex with Vitamin C and Minerals on Subjective Mood and Performance in Healthy Males. - PubMed - NCBI . Psychopharmacology, 211, 55-68. Doi: 10.1007/s00213-010-1870-3.

(6) Lindfors K, Kaukinen K. (2011). Vitamin C as a supplementary therapy for celiac disease? Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2011. doi:10.1016/j.aller.2011.09.002

(7) Sardi, Bill. (2011). Celiac/gluten intolerance: Is lack of vitamin C to blame? New Hope Network.

(8) Thomas, D.M. & Mirowski, G.W (2010). Nutrition and oral mucosal diseases. Clinics in Dermatology, 28, 426-431. doi:10.1016/j.clindermatol.2010.03.025

(9) Judd, Gerard F, PhD. (2002). Dental Health.

(10) Garcia-Bailo B, El-Sohemy A, Haddad PS, et al. Vitamins D, C, and E in the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus: modulation of inflammation and oxidative stress. Biologics. 2011;5:7-19

(11) Ashor AW, Lara J, Mathers JC, Siervo M. Effect of vitamin C on endothelial function in health and disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Jul; 235(1):9-20