If you currently supplement your diet with Vitamin C, go grab that bottle and be prepared for a very important revelation because 99% of what is being sold in these bottles is not the real thing. Better yet, often you can find this deception printed right on the nutritional label itself. Now go ahead - check the label - because if this impostor is left sitting in your medical cabinet unattended, it begins to explain why you haven't experienced your Vitamin C miracle yet!
First of all, let's take a step back and start with a real bit of truth here: There's absolutely no debating that Vitamin C is one of the most valuable nutrients on the planet. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling claimed it fought off everything from the common cold to cancer. Today, government officials recommend that everyone should get a minimum amount in their diet every day and numerous studies from our most prestigious institutions prove that Vitamin C protects your heart, your brain, and your muscles. Vitamin C also insulates your system from deadly free radicals which make you old and sick before your time, provides the abundant energy your cells need to repair and reproduce themselves normally while supercharging your immunity, promoting eye health, and ending sleep problems.
Have you ever heard of scurvy? At its core, this condition is little more than a Vitamin C deficiency and for centuries it was common among sailors. They'd get tired. Sores would appear on their skin. Their bones would hurt, their teeth would rot and if left unchecked they would die. Most doctors today would agree that scurvy hasn't been a problem for years and they would be correct factually. However, if you have a loved one with thin hair, spots on their skin, open sores, or cuts easily, give them Vitamin C and watch how quickly they heal.
Now, with all that said, there is an important bit of verification required here. Understand that taking vitamins only works if those vitamins contain the right formulas and substances to begin with. So make sure you read those labels because the type of Vitamin C that is found on most store shelves isn't real Vitamin C at all! So grab that bottle of Vitamin C from your medicine cabinet and look at its nutrition label. You'll more than likely discover the words, “Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid).”
Well, at least be sure that it's not Vitamin C. In fact, it is just one of the many nutrients that make up the complete Vitamin C molecule. So if you were to look at a complete Vitamin C (and any vitamin, really) molecule as an egg. If all of its other nutrients make up the yolk and the egg whites, ascorbic acid would just be the shell surrounding it. The full Vitamin C molecule contains P, K, and J factors, the tyrosinase enzyme, at least 14 known bioflavonoids, various ascorbigens, five copper ions, iron, manganese, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and - of course - ascorbic acid; and therefore, what we know to be as Vitamin C is truly a far more sophisticated chemical compound than widely believed. And yes, there may even be other nutrients that are present which have not yet been discovered too.
So if you've got that bottle of Vitamin C in hand and the label says you're getting ascorbic acid when you bought that Vitamin C ... guess what? You're being sold nothing more than one of those Old West cure formulas from the back of a trunk. And still, the full ramifications of selling you that bottle of ascorbic acid have not been fully accounted for on a nutritional level. Why food, drink and supplement manufacturers are allowed to slip ascorbic acid into their products and perpetuate this myth remains a mystery for any number of reasons, but actual tale of the tape does get a lot worse. Far worse, in truth, and be prepared to be outraged once confronted by the outcome.
Yes, you read that correctly. In effect, there is a sneaky reason why ascorbic acid is so dangerous. You see, your body operates on a “lock and key” system to make use of all the nutrients we put into our bodies. The lock is called a receptor. Nutrients act as a key that fits inside this lock. And once the key goes into this lock - and hence, the nutrients goes into the receptor - these compounds are released and go to work healing the body.
Understandably, the human body does not possess an infinite number of receptors and that's where a problem soon emerges. If our Vitamin C receptors are clogged up with ascorbic acid, the Vitamin C in your diet can't be absorbed by your body. It simply passes through our systems unused. Remember back to the egg example above? Well, if your receptors are filled up with ascorbic acid (the shell) and not the whole Vitamin C - which includes the shell, yolk, and egg whites - you don't get the nutrients that your body needs to heal. This leads to a deficiency, which explains why you haven't felt all of the health benefits from that bottle of Vitamin C nor from the heathy food you have eaten. This is why high doses of ascorbic acid - that fake bottle of Vitamin C in your hand - can actually cause a Vitamin C deficiency!
There is one place and one place only that you are assured of getting the complete Vitamin C molecule and that is from nature’s pharmacy in the form of food or in a complete whole-food supplement that has not denatured any of the constituents in the extraction process. Remove nature and you've likely altered the compound. At Zenus, C-Food has become our answer to this conspiracy and provided our customers and members with a serious formula that fulfills our critical need for an uncompromised source of the complete Vitamin C molecule. C-Food is a proprietary extraction of Camu Camu and Acerola. These two berries together represent the world’s richest known source of complete Vitamin C anywhere on the planet - created and distributed exclusively by Zenus Global Health.