Active Ingredients: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), L-lysine HCl.
Suggested Use: Take 2 tablets twice daily (2 in the morning, 2 in the evening). For advanced use, take doses every 4-6 hours (as bowel tolerance permits). Or use as directed by your healthcare professional. Can be taken with or without food.
Caution: People who have a high risk of kidney disease or disorders of iron metabolism (iron overload) should avoid large doses of vitamin C and consult your doctor or nutritionist prior to taking supplementation.
"...hands down the best Vitamin C supplement I've ever taken... I've always had digestive problems when I've taken high amounts of vitamin C... but so far with this vitamin C, I have had absolutely NO hint at all of stomach issues!"
Sustained Release Technology means that the vitamin C slowly releases into your body over a 6 hour period, thus avoiding the common side-effects of diarrhea and upset stomach caused by most high-dose vitamin C supplement products – effectively acting as a buffering agent.
This slow release is especially important because vitamin C has a very short half-life (about 30 minutes), meaning it leaves the body very quickly and therefore needs to be delivered in a constant stream to maintain levels that promote optimal health.
Instead of the vitamin C being dumped into your system all at once and wasted/excreted (like with a non-time release vitamin C supplement), your body is able to continually absorb what it needs, distributing it throughout the body to perform its many critical jobs.
Unlike most mammals who produce their own vitamin C in very high amounts (and even more under stress), humans do not have the ability to manufacture their own vitamin C. Interestingly, we have 3 out of the 4 enzymes needed to make vitamin C, but the 4th enzyme is turned off — the gene that made the 4th enzyme mutated and is no longer expressed in humans. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet and/or a vitamin C supplement in order to support proper health.
According to the National Institutes of Health, too little vitamin C can lead to serious health challenges. Low Vitamin C levels can affect several body parts and systems, including:
No. The RDA is the minimum required to avoid scurvy, not the maximum needed for good health. As in all cases, "deficiency" is not something that's digital – meaning you either have it or you don't – it's a matter of degrees. Researchers are proving the many ways in which "sub-clinical scurvy" (meaning you are deficient but not immediately about to die) is significantly detrimental to health and makes the body vulnerable to various kinds of damage.
Lysine, or L-lysine, is an essential amino acid, which means that it is necessary for human health but cannot be made by the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Lysine is important for proper growth, and it plays an essential role in the production of carnitine; a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol. Lysine appears to help the body absorb and conserve calcium, and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen.*
Lysine supports a healthy immune system response. Taking lysine supplements can support recovery time and reduce the chance of recurrent health challenges. Lysine also plays a role in supporting arterial health. Lysine is one component of a protocol proposed by Linus Pauling to promote optimal heart and immune health.*
This is hands down the best Vitamin C supplement I've ever taken. I bought this as soon as it came out a couple weeks ago. I was VERY excited about it being sustained-release because I've always had digestive problems when I've taken high amounts of vitamin C. There's a ton of research supporting the benefits of higher doses, but I could never follow it because taking that high of a dose (even just 1 or 2 grams a day) always gave me diarrhea. Super frustrating! But so far with this vitamin C, I have not had a single emergency bathroom stop! I took 2 tablets - which is 2 grams! - right when I received it, and I had absolutely NO hint at all of stomach issues! Took another 2 at night like the suggested use says to do, and still great. After a couple days, I increased to taking 4 pills at a time to test that dose out, and still no problems at all! I'm so thankful for this product and SO excited that I finally found a vitamin C I can take a lot of!! Can already tell a boost in immunity while everyone around me is getting sick. And I'm also seeing an improvement in my skin healing quicker too, which is a bonus. Feel more energized and like I've been bouncing back better from stressful stuff in life. Love that. Thank you Jigsaw for creating it... All of my family members are getting a bottle for Christmas. :) kesoccer10 on 23rd Jan 2015
Jigsaw's C w/srt has been a boon to my family's health. We've been taking it regularly without any tummy upset (1000 mg for the kids and 2000 mg for the adults). When any of us has experienced a hint of something coming on - a scratchy throat or extra phlegmy-ness - we've added on regular dosing throughout the day. In the throes of winter and all of us are still hale and hearty! Sarah on 23rd Jan 2015
This is some magical Vitamin C, beyond explanation. It gives me energy! :) enc on 23rd Jan 2015