Bonne Santé Liposome: Liposomal Vitamin C - 150 ml
Liposomal Vitamin C for healthy immunity and antioxidant benefits
Current batch best before date: December 2024
Country of origin: The Netherlands
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Contains: (per 5 ml) 1,000 mg Vitamin C
Suggested daily dosage: 1 x 5 ml directly in mouth or glass of water or juice, unless otherwise advised by a healthcare professional. Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Ingredients: Vitamin C (as Ascorbic acid and Sodium / Potassium ascorbate); lecithin (Non-GMO SOY) - emulsifier; glycerol - humectant; ethanol <2.8%; natural vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) - antioxidant; potassium sorbate - preservative; purified water.
Recommended serving size: 5 ml
Servings per bottle: 30
Storage: Store cool and dry. When opened store in refrigerator and finish within 2 months.
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Health Benefits in a Nutshell
- 150 ml Vitamin C
- Liposomal Vitamin C for more absorption and bio-availability
- Non-GMO product
- Resealable screw top lid
Vitamin C Health Benefits
- Boosts immunity
- Helps in iron absorption
- Reduces the risk of atherosclerosis; supports heart health
- Provides antioxidant protection to cells
- Lowers risk of cataracts and macular degeneration
- Supports joint and bone health
- Helps body deal with stress
Why do you need vitamin C?
Vitamin C is great for your immunity. But it also plays a lot of other important roles in the body. You need vitamin C for the growth and repair of your connective tissues. It also protects cells and tissues from oxidative damage – thus supporting the health of your heart, bones, eyes, gums, teeth and skin.
Vitamin C in collagen synthesis
Vitamin C is an essential co-factor in the production of collagen, which is the main protein of connective tissues in the skin, bones, tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, cornea and blood vessels.
- Provides structure and strength to the connective tissues
- Helps repair damaged tissue and heal wounds
- Keeps skin healthy and supple
Vitamin C as an antioxidant
Vitamin C protects your cells from the damaging effects of free radicals and environmental toxins. Studies show that it can even protect the DNA from oxidative damage caused by ionizing radiation.
Vitamin C is also required for:
- Synthesis of carnitine, a nutrient that transports long chain fatty acids to mitochondria to produce energy
- Folic acid synthesis
- Conversion of cholesterol into bile
- Iron absorption
- Synthesis of catecholamines, hormones produced by the adrenal glands
Insufficient vitamin C levels in the body lead to poor collagen synthesis, which can result in weak tissues, impaired tissue repair and poor wound healing. Chronic vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy with typical symptoms of bleeding gums, wounds that heal slowly, loss of teeth, easy bruising, muscle and bone pain, rough skin and spontaneous bleeding. Since you also need vitamin C for a lot of other functions, chronic deficiency can have huge consequences for your overall health.
1. Vitamin C in immunityVitamin C is known to reduce the severity and duration of colds. It has been found to be effective in the prevention and treatment of respiratory and systemic infections .
Did you know some types of white cells, such as phagocytes and T-cells, contain more vitamin C than other cells so as to enable them to perform their functions? 
Low vitamin C levels affect your immune functions and make you prone to infections and disease. On the other hand, your body utilizes more vitamin C when you are dealing with an infection to reduce inflammation and fulfil other metabolic requirements.
- Boosts the production as well as activity of white blood cells and antibodies
- Increases the production of interferons, proteins secreted by white blood cells and natural killer cells. Interferons affect the ability of viruses to reproduce.
- Protects immune cells from toxic by-products, naturally produced when immune cells are fighting against pathogens.
2. Vitamin C in heart health
It’s role in collagen synthesis in blood vessels and its anti-oxidant properties make vitamin C a very important nutrient for your heart.
- Maintains the structure and integrity of your blood vessels and endothelium (a thin layer of cells that lines the inside of the blood vessels). Strong and resilient blood vessels reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.
- Prevents LDL oxidation, a huge risk factor for atherosclerosis
- Reduces cholesterol levels in the blood
- Lowers the risk of atrial fibrillation (irregular beating of the heart) after heart surgery. 
3. Vitamin C in eye health
Did you know the fluid inside your eye literally bathes in vitamin C? Vitamin C protects the lens of the eye form oxidative damage, known to cause degenerative eye disorders such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Reduces risk of cataracts, where the lens becomes cloudy and causes reduced vision  
- Slows the progression of age-related macular degeneration 
4. Vitamin C in stress
Did you know your adrenal glands store the highest amounts of vitamin C? Adrenal glands need vitamin C to make hormones like cortisol. When you are under a lot of stress, your body ends up using more vitamin C to make more cortisol and other stress hormones. In chronic stress, your adrenal glands work overtime and soon get exhausted, releasing more cortisol.
How does vitamin C help?
- Improves body’s response to stress by normalizing cortisol levels 
- Reduces effects of stress
- Helps in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin that regulate mood, anxiety and brain function
- Reduces anxiety symptoms 
- Reduces oxidative damage and inflammation caused by chronic stress.
- Strengthens immunity, affected by high stress levels. A healthy, well-functioning immune system helps the body fight with stress and its health implications much more effectively.
5. Vitamin C in bone health
Vitamin C is an extremely important micronutrient for your bones; due to both its antioxidant properties and its role as a co-factor in collagen synthesis. Collagen is an important protein of the bone matrix and works as a foundation for bone mineralization. Studies suggest low vitamin C levels may be associated with the development of osteoporosis and increased fracture risk. 
- Preserves bone mineral density and lowers fracture risk in the elderly, especially among postmenopausal women.  
- Lowers oxidative damage and inflammation in bones. Inflammation can lead to bone resorption, a process where bone tissue is broken down.
- Helps in fast healing of fractures and prevents complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a painful process associated with fracture healing. 
6. Vitamin C for smokers
Smokers need more vitamin C than non-smokers to neutralize free radicals caused by smoking. In addition, smoking lowers vitamin C levels in the body. It is a double challenge that can be resolved by supplying your body with healthy amounts of vitamin C. Smoking also damages blood vessels and increases the risk of heart disease, another area where vitamin C can help immensely.
- Prevents oxidative damage and improves endothelial functions
- Helps repair blood vessels (collagen helps repair damaged cells and tissues)
- Supports adrenal glands
- Strengthens immune system
7. Vitamin C and cancer
While many studies show vitamin C may be very effective in cancer treatment, it is not a very widely accepted norm in mainstream medicine. Interestingly, the data from these studies shows that there is something more to vitamin C than its antioxidant properties that may help in cancer treatment. And some of this is to do with its ability to selectively destroy cancer cells and leave healthy cells unscathed.  
The role of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer may still be controversial, but most experts agree that it can be used as an adjunct to enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy, support the immune system and improve the quality of life in cancer patients.
A Japanese study found that high doses of Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants minimized DNA damage and reduced overall risk of developing cancer. 
Vitamin C enhances the absorption of polysaccharides in Reishi. Polysaccharides are one of the most abundant bioactive compounds found in Reishi and are responsible for many health benefits, including its anti-oxidant and immune-modulating properties. Taking Reishi along with vitamin C rich foods or vitamin C supplements will help you get the most out of your Reishi supplements.
Bonne Sante Liposome Vitamin C
Our vitamin C supplement uses liposome-based technology, where vitamin C is protectively enclosed in small bubbles made of phospholipids, a type of fat similar to what our cell membranes are made of. These tiny spheres protect vitamin C from getting wasted during digestion and deliver it directly into the blood circulation and to the cells. This enhances the bio-availability and absorption of vitamin C by the cells.
Problem with capsule and tablet vitamin C supplements
- A very small amount of vitamin C is absorbed by the body and reaches the cells. Most of it is destroyed by harsh environment in the digestive tract.
- High doses of capsule and tablet supplements cause gastrointestinal symptoms like cramping, bloating and diarrhea.
- Benefits of liposomal technology
- Improves the amount of vitamin C that reaches cells and tissues.
- No adverse gastrointestinal effects
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