Vitamin C is the most important vitamin provided by our diet, not least because of its role in the formation of collagen – a protein of youth and main component of the connective tissue. Humans are one of the few mammals whose bodies do not produce vitamin C in the liver.
Our diets don’t always include an adequate level of vitamin C. In addition, a number of external and environmental factors increase our need for Vitamin C nowadays. An extreme example of the disastrous effects of Vitamin C deficiency is scurvy, a disease resulting from depleting production and synthesis of collagen.
Many vitamin C supplements worldwide contain ascorbic acid synthesized from corn dextrose. This form of vitamin C is poorly absorbed by the body and taking it regularly, or in high doses, can cause adverse health effects. Vitamin C from sprouted buckwheat and bitter orange is in a biologically active form and therefore highly absorbable by the human body.
1 capsule of Vitamin C Colway provides 200 mg of vitamin C (250% of the recommended daily intake) and contains:
► 200 mg germinated buckwheat seeds (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench
► 375 mg bitter orange extract (Citrus aurantium L
Buckwheat has been used in Eastern Medicine for thousands of years to combat high blood pressure, poor circulation, allergies, varicose veins, frostbite, capillary dysfunction and many other ailments. Buckweat has also been used to combat the symptoms of premature ageing. It is rich in bioflavonoids, enzymes and other substances recognized for their pro-health effects. Buckwheat seeds are a source of rutin, quercetin, hesperidin, hiperozyd, angiotensin and lipase inhibitors. They contain vitamins B1, B2, P and PP, 12-15% of protein and eight of the precious amino acids, such as lysine (5-7%), lecithin, coenzyme Q10, lipids, minerals (iron, phosphorus and copper, nickel, cobalt, boron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, manganese, selenium and iodine), organic acids: gallic, caffeic, chlorogenic and protocatechuic. From sprouted buckwheat grains a highly bioactive vitamin C can be extracted (very absorbable by human body). Mature grains do not practically contain any vitamin C. Germinated seed extract can contain up to 26% of vitamin C which is in the most purposeful form for the human body. Freeze-dried extracts of green buckwheat are highly valued food supplements because they also contain a huge amount of flavonoids (up to 46,000 ppm).
Bitter orange is a great source of left-handed vitamin C. Standarised extract of bitter orange can contain up to 42% of vitamin C. Compared to other oranges, bitter oranges are also richer in polyphenols, anthocyanins and other powerful antioxidants, for example bioflavonoids (hesperidin and narirutina, thiamine); plant acids such as folic hydroxycinnamic acid, caffeic, coumaric, sinapic, ferulicl; and beta-carotene, provitamins, vitamin Bn, B2, B6; minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium and selenium. Bitter Orange is primarily known for its active ingredient synephrine. Synephrine stimulates lipolysis (breakdown of fat) and is used as appetite suppressant. Hence it is often used in obesity combating supplements.
The plants used to produce Vitamin C Colway are sourced for their highest level of biologically active vitamin C and its bio-availability.
Vitamin C Colway is free from: synthesized forms of ascorbic acid, mineral ascorbates, citrate, preservatives, dyes, flavorings, sugars, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soybean, green pepper, isolated bioflavonoids complexes, glycerin, caramel, cellulose, binder, sorbitol, concentrated orange juice, saccharin, sucralose, fructose, guar gum, silicon dioxide, carboxymethyl compounds, dextrose, or any material obtained from genetically modified plants.
The only added ingredients are: fish gelatin (capsule shell) and magnesium stearate (a natural anti-caking agent).
1 capsule per day. The dosage can be divided by opening the capsule and adding its content to the food during the day. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Increased daily intake requires consultation with a doctor. The product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.