Pharmax Vital Mixed Ascorbates 8.8 oz (250 grams)

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Pharmax Vital Mixed Ascorbates- 8.8 oz (250 grams)

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• Vitamin C combined with minerals and fruit-based antioxidants
• Provides 2,000 mg of vitamin C per 5 g scoop
• Provides vitamin C from calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and manganese ascorbates
• An antioxidant for the maintenance of good health (1)
• Helps in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums (2)
• Helps the body to metabolize fats and proteins (3)
• Helps in connective tissue formation and in wound healing (4)
• Helps to prevent vitamin C deficiency (5)
• Great-tasting, natural fruit mixed-flavored and easy-to-use powder format
• Increases patient compliance

1 NHPD Monograph on Multi-vitamin and mineral. October 2007.

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Epidemiological studies have shown that competitors in ultrarnarathon (> 42 km) footraces report a significantly higher incidence of symptoms of upper-respiratory-tract (URT) infections in the immediate postrace period when compared with the incidence among sedentary control subjects during the same time period. A double-blind placebo-controlled study determined whether daily supplementation with 600 mg vitamin C for 21 days before the marathon, would reduce the incidence of symptoms of URT infections after participation in a competitive ultramarathon race. Symptoms of URT infections were monitored for 14 days after the race. Sixty-eight percent of the runners in the placebo group reported the development of symptoms of URT infection after the race; this was significantly more than that reported by the vitamin C-supplemented group (33%). The duration and severity of symptoms of URT infections reported in the vitamin C-supplemented nonrunning control group was also significantly less than in the nonrunning control group receiving the placebo. This study provides evidence that vitamin C supplementation may enhance resistance to the postrace URT infections that occur commonly in competitive ultramarathon runners and may reduce the severity of such infections in those who are sedentary (2). The effects of megadose Vitamin C in preventing and relieving cold and flu symptoms in a students test group, compared with a control group, were studied. Those in the control population reporting symptoms were treated with pain relievers and decongestants, whereas those in the test population reporting symptoms were treated with hourly doses of 1000 mg of Vitamin C for the first 6 hours and then 3 times daily thereafter. Those not reporting symptoms in the test group were also administered 1000-mg doses 3 times daily. Overall, reported flu and cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85% compared with the control group after the administration of megadose Vitamin C. Vitamin C in megadoses administered before or after the appearance of cold and flu symptoms relieved and prevented the symptoms in the test population compared with the control group (3).

Bilberry fruit at 1.8-75 grams per day is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an astringent and to help relieve diarrhoea. It provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health (4).
The purpose of a study was to determine the effects of consuming sweet cherries on plasma lipids and markers of inflammation in healthy humans. Healthy men and women (n = 18) supplemented their diets with Bing sweet cherries (280 g/d) for 28 days. After cherries were consumed for 28 days, circulating concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), regulated upon activation, normal T-cell expressed, and secreted (RANTES), and NO decreased. Results of the study suggest a selective modulatory effect of sweet cherries on CRP, NO, and RANTES. Such anti-inflammatory effects may be beneficial for the management and prevention of inflammatory diseases (5).

2 Peters EM, Goetzsche JM, Grobbelaar B, Noakes TD. Vitamin C supplementation reduces the incidence of postrace symptoms of upper-respiratory-tract infection in ultramarathon runners. Am J Clin Nutr. 1993 Feb;57(2):170-4.
3 Gorton HC, Jarvis K. The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999 Oct;22(8):530-3.
4 NHPD Monograph on Bilberry-Oral. June 2010.
5 Kelley DS, Rasooly R, Jacob RA, Kader AA, Mackey BE. Consumption of Bing sweet cherries lowers circulating concentrations of inflammation markers in healthy men and women. J Nutr. 2006 Apr;136(4):981-6.

Other ingredients: Fructose, citric acid