Vitamin C

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  • Last stock! AlchePharma Esterified C 1000 mg with Calcium Polyascorbate - Continuous Release Non-Acidic Vitamin C-AlchePharma

    AlchePharma Esterified C 1000 mg with Calcium Polyascorbate - Continuous Release Non-Acidic Vitamin C

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    2 in stock

    AlchePharma Esterified C 1000 mg Continuous-Release tablets are a convenient and effective way to get your daily dose of vitamin C. Esterified C is a non-acidic form of vitamin C that is gentle on the stomach. It is also released slowly over time, providing your body with a steady supply of this essential nutrient.   Some of the Key Differences between Ascorbic Acid and Calcium Polyascorbate: Calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) are both water-soluble vitamins that are essential for human health. However, there are some key differences between the two compounds. Calcium ascorbate is a buffered form of vitamin C that is less acidic than ascorbic acid. This makes it more gentle on the stomach and less likely to cause diarrhea. Calcium ascorbate is also better absorbed by the body than ascorbic acid, especially in people with low stomach acid. In addition, calcium ascorbate provides the body with calcium, an essential mineral for bone health. Here are some of the potential benefits of calcium ascorbate over ascorbic acid: Better absorption: Calcium ascorbate is better absorbed by the body than ascorbic acid, especially in people with low stomach acid. Less acidic: Calcium ascorbate is less acidic than ascorbic acid, making it more gentle on the stomach and less likely to cause diarrhea. Provides calcium: Calcium ascorbate provides the body with calcium, an essential mineral for bone health. Overall, calcium ascorbate is a good choice for people who are looking for a well-absorbed and gentle form of vitamin C. Here are some of the health benefits of AlchePharma Esterified C 1000 mg Continuous-Release: Supports a healthy immune system Protects cells from damage Helps to repair and regenerate tissue Reduces the risk of heart disease Aids in iron absorption Prevents scurvy Supports healthy cholesterol levels Is a powerful antioxidant If you are looking for a convenient and effective way to get your daily dose of vitamin C, AlchePharma Esterified C 1000 mg Continuous-Release is a great option. AlchePharma Esterified C 1000 mg Continuous-Release capsules are made with high-quality ingredients and are backed by our satisfaction guarantee. We are confident that you will be happy with the results of taking our product. Order your bottle of AlchePharma Esterified C 1000 mg Continuous-Release today and start experiencing the health benefits of this essential nutrient! AlchePharma: Your trusted source for quality vitamins and supplements.

    2 in stock

    $37.08  - $54.95

  • PureWay-C®( contains Vitamin C bound to lipid metabolites) - Non-Acidic 500 mg Caps-Anti-Oxidant-AlchePharma-60 VCaps-AlchePharma

    PureWay-C®( contains Vitamin C bound to lipid metabolites) - Non-Acidic 500 mg Caps

    16 in stock

    Background: Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that has many important functions in the body including antioxidant activity, support of normal, healthy collagen, synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, carnitine production and the support of normal, healthy immune function.  PureWay-C® is a scientifically advanced form of vitamin C which binds ascorbic acid to lipid metabolites such as fatty acids, esters and fatty alcohols to enhance digestion, absorption, cellular uptake and retention as well as utilization of essential vitamin C in the body.  The increased cellular uptake and retention of vitamin C, results in enhanced vitamin C functions.*    Features: Contains vitamin C bound to lipid metabolites. This form is able to enhance the absorption and utilization of vitamin C.* Added calcium to create non-acidic, “GI friendly” delivery system. Synergistic benefits of citrus bioflavonoid complex. Available in 500 mg tablets and vegetarian capsules as well as 1000 mg tablets.     Benefits: PureWay-C® allows vitamin C to more efficiently pass through the cell membrane, be retained and utilized by individual cells for all vitamin C related functions.* Numerous studies show the benefits of Pureway-C® over other forms of vitamin C, including calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid in regards to:                   - 2 hour cellular uptake higher with Pureway-C®.*                   - cellular uptake and retention over a 24 hr time period higher with                      Pureway-C®.* Due to better absorption and retention, studies demonstrate vitamin C functions are enhanced including:                       - support of wound healing activities*                       - immune system support*                       - promoting healthy levels of c-reactive protein                       - antioxidant activity* Comparative studies using PureWay-C® show significantly greater antioxidant activity over other forms of vitamin C. Citrus bioflavonoids help enhance the biological benefits of vitamin C.*

    16 in stock

    $13.80  - $44.90

  • Vita-Min 75- One a Day, Comprehensive Multivitamin Mineral formula w/ Iodine and Betaine HCL - -Iron Free-Multi Vitamin-AlchePharma

    Vita-Min 75- One a Day, Comprehensive Multivitamin Mineral formula w/ Iodine and Betaine HCL - -Iron Free

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    Oftentimes it is difficult to meet the recommended daily requirements for all essential nutrients. Taking a comprehensive multivitamin mineral formula on a daily basis is one way to ensure you receive all of the essential vitamins and minerals that are critical for maintaining health and wellness. Our Vita-Min 75 is a comprehensive high-potency multivitamin/mineral formula which provides high levels of most essential nutrients including the B-complex vitamins as well as vitamins A, C, D and E. This formula includes patented and trademarked ingredients, all of which are backed by scientific studies demonstrating their efficacy and safety.* Features: Provides all essential vitamin and minerals. High potencies of B-complex vitamins, along with vitamins A, C, D and E. Contains all essential minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Iron Free. Benefits: The high potencies of B-complex vitamins provides support for energy production, metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, as well as the production of healthy new cells, hormones and other important biochemicals. B-complex vitamins are essential for the health of the cardiovascular and nervous systems and also serve as cofactors for antioxidant production and cell signaling processes.* High levels of fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E for immune, skin and bone health as well as antioxidant protection.* L-OptiZinc®, the most clinically studied form of zinc available. L-OptiZinc® is the only patented form of methionine-bound zinc, an essential trace mineral required for numerous vital cell functions, including growth and development, healthy skin and nails, reproduction, as well as supporting healthy vision and immune function. L-OptiZinc® is the only zinc compound shown in studies not to deplete the important trace mineral copper, which supports the cardiovascular, skeletal and nervous system.* ChromeMate® is a oxygen-coordinated niacin-bound chromium complex that plays an important role in supporting healthy insulin function, maintenance of healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.* Nutrients which support important biological processes include: iodine and selenium (thyroid function), selenium, manganese, copper and citrus bioflavonoids (antioxidant support), choline and inositol (neurotransmitter synthesis and function), boron (bone health).*     Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) tablet daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by a health care professional.   Ingredients:

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    $18.40  - $44.60

  • One-Daily Multivitamin Capsules (IRON-FREE) - with FloraGLO® lutein, CoQ10, & Lyc-O-Mato® lycopene-Multi Vitamin-AlchePharma

    One-Daily Multivitamin Capsules (IRON-FREE) - with FloraGLO® lutein, CoQ10, & Lyc-O-Mato® lycopene

    9 in stock

    Oftentimes it is difficult to meet the recommended daily requirements for all essential nutrients. Taking a comprehensive multivitamin mineral formula on a daily basis is one way to ensure you receive all of the essential vitamins and minerals that are critical for maintaining health and wellness. Our One-Daily Multivitamin Caps provides all the essential nutrients the body needs in a convenient easy-to-swallow capsule. This formula includes several patented/trademarked ingredients, all of which are backed by scientific studies demonstrating their efficacy and safety.   Features: Comprehensive multi-vitamin mineral formula in a convenient one capsule per day dosage. Contains trademarked ingredients: L-OptiZinc® zinc, ChromeMate® chromium, FloraGLO® lutein, Lyc-O-Mato® lycopene and CoQ10. 800 mcg of folic acid. Iron free-appropriate for most healthy adults. Easy to swallow capsule. Great for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets. Vegetarian Gluten free   Benefits: Provides all of the B-complex vitamins critical for healthy metabolism, energy production, immune function, cardiovascular and neurological function.* Contains vitamin C an important antioxidant and immune boosting nutrient.* Provides major and trace minerals needed for numerous biological functions. CoQ10 provides antioxidant protection and helps support energy production.* FloraGlo® Lutein is a carotenoid that studies show helps support normal, healthy vision.* Lyc-O-Mato® Lycopene is the most researched form of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps support normal, healthy cell growth.* L-OptiZinc® is the best absorbed and most effective form of zinc available; helps support growth and immune function.* ChromeMate® is a highly bioavailable form of chromium which studies show helps support normal, healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.*

    9 in stock

    $27.20  - $49.20

  • PureWay-C®( contains Vitamin C bound to lipid metabolites) - Non-Acidic 1000 mg Tablets-Anti-Oxidant-AlchePharma

    PureWay-C®( contains Vitamin C bound to lipid metabolites) - Non-Acidic 1000 mg Tablets

    1 review

    6 in stock

    Background: Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that has many important functions in the body including antioxidant activity, support of normal, healthy collagen, synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, carnitine production and the support of normal, healthy immune function.  PureWay-C® is a scientifically advanced form of vitamin C which binds ascorbic acid to lipid metabolites such as fatty acids, esters and fatty alcohols to enhance digestion, absorption, cellular uptake and retention as well as utilization of essential vitamin C in the body.  The increased cellular uptake and retention of vitamin C, results in enhanced vitamin C functions.*    Features: Contains vitamin C bound to lipid metabolites. This form is able to enhance the absorption and utilization of vitamin C.* Added calcium to create non-acidic, “GI friendly” delivery system. Synergistic benefits of citrus bioflavonoid complex. Available in 500 mg tablets and vegetarian capsules as well as 1000 mg tablets.     Benefits: PureWay-C® allows vitamin C to more efficiently pass through the cell membrane, be retained and utilized by individual cells for all vitamin C related functions.* Numerous studies show the benefits of Pureway-C® over other forms of vitamin C, including calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid in regards to:                   - 2 hour cellular uptake higher with Pureway-C®.*                   - cellular uptake and retention over a 24 hr time period higher with                      Pureway-C®.* Due to better absorption and retention, studies demonstrate vitamin C functions are enhanced including:                       - support of wound healing activities*                       - immune system support*                       - promoting healthy levels of c-reactive protein (marker of                         inflammation) and oxidized LDL (risk factor for heart disease)*                                                                 - antioxidant activity* Comparative studies using PureWay-C® show significantly greater antioxidant activity over other forms of vitamin C. Citrus bioflavonoids help enhance the biological benefits of vitamin C.*   Ingredients

    6 in stock

    $18.00  - $48.20

  • Authentic Liposomal Vitamin C - (Ascorbyl Palmitate, and Ascorbyl Oleate) Vegan Capsules-AlchePharma

    Authentic Liposomal Vitamin C - (Ascorbyl Palmitate, and Ascorbyl Oleate) Vegan Capsules

    26 in stock

    Our Liposomal Vitamin C is made with true fat-soluble C and not just a mixture of ascorbic acid and sunflower oil. We have also taken care to minimize excipients and ensure they are vegan-friendly. The only additional ingredients are Methylcellulose (Capsule), Sunflower Lecithin, and Phosphatidylcholine. As for ascorbyl palmitate, it is a vitamin C ester with antioxidant properties that is used as a food additive and cosmetic ingredient. Sometimes referred to as Cetyl Ascorbate. On the other hand, Ascorbyl Oleate (6-(Oleoyloxy)-L-ascorbic acid) Asc-OL is a bioconjugate molecule that combines the redox and acidic properties of Vitamin C and the fluid state of the oleic acid tail. The DPPH and ethyl linoleate tests confirmed its excellent radical scavenging abilities, making it a promising candidate for stabilizing, transporting, and protecting valuable hydrophobic active ingredients used in food and pharmaceutical formulations.    

    26 in stock

    $29.95

  • Vitamin C 1000mg buffered calcium and sodium ascorbates with bioflavonoids tablets-AlchePharma

    Vitamin C 1000mg buffered calcium and sodium ascorbates with bioflavonoids tablets

    6 in stock

    Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin with many important functions in the body. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an important cofactor for the production and stability of collagen. The stability and strength of connective tissue, blood vessels, etc. depend upon vitamin C. The body’s ability to manufacture neurotransmitters as well as L-carnitine (required for fat metabolism) depends upon the optimal intake of vitamin C. In addition to its role in manufacturing important biological compounds, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps support normal, healthy immune function.   Features High potency vitamin C 1000mg Buffered with Calcium and Sodium Bioflavonoids for capillary and soft tissue repair Gluten-free   Benefits Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis and stability of collagen, the underlying structure of bone, skin, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, and other body tissue.† Vitamin C is an essential cofactor for the manufacturing of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and epinephrine, and essential for the normal, healthy functioning of the nervous system.† The transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria of the cell where they are used to make energy (ATP) requires L-carnitine which cannot be manufactured without vitamin C.† Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant helping to neutralize peroxyl and hydroxyl free radicals as well as regenerating the antioxidants vitamin E and glutathione back to their reduced forms (form in which they serve as antioxidants).† Vitamin C helps to limit the production of nitrosamines from nitrites found in foods such as hot dogs, bacon, and cold cuts. Nitrosamines have been shown to be potentially harmful to the body.† Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Histamine is secreted by the body in response to allergens and infections. Vitamin C has been shown to help support normal, healthy levels of histamine. In addition, vitamin C supports healthy levels of interferon and normal, healthy white blood cell activity; both critical to healthy immune function.† LABEL

    6 in stock

    $22.30  - $49.90

  • Whole Food Vitamin C ( Acerola Extract, Whole Food Blend ) 500mg = 2caps - Vegan-Anti-Oxidant-AlchePharma

    Whole Food Vitamin C ( Acerola Extract, Whole Food Blend ) 500mg = 2caps - Vegan

    4 in stock

    The general presumption is we should get our nutrients from foods that are organically grown, locally picked, and in their fully ripened state. Anyone who has plucked a tree-ripened orange right from the tree would certainly agree that this as an ideal choice for Vitamin C. As less than 10% of the population manages to consume even close to the dietary recommendation for fresh fruit and vegetables, our Whole Food Vitamin C steps in to provide an efficacious dose of Vitamin C with the added benefits of phytonutrients and enzymes found in the natural food form.   Features Non-GMO and Vegan Certified. 500mg Vitamin C per serving from acerola extract, as ascorbic acid, and from our Whole Food Complex Blend. 900mg Whole Food Complex Blend. 60mg Probiotic and Enzyme Blend (Acid Stable Protease, Protease, Amylase, Bromelain, Cellulase, Glucoamylase, Papain, Lactobacillus Plantarum (500 million CFU‡), Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae). Free of major food allergens. Contains NO: dairy, wheat, gluten, eggs, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Whole Food, Simple and Clean Excipients.   Benefits Whole Food Vitamin C supplies whole food nutrition, including acerola cherry extract, citrus bioflavonoids (hespederin), rose hips powder, and more. Aids in strengthening antioxidant protection and provides for better immune system support.† Twenty-three powdered, organically grown fruits and vegetables add supporting antioxidants, vitamins and nutrient cofactors.† Live probiotics and enzymes to support healthy digestion and aid innate immunity.†   LABEL

    4 in stock

    $21.40  - $36.90

  • Hair, Skin, & Nails- Comprehensive Hair, Skin and Nails Multivitamin Formula- 90 Tablets-AlchePharma

    Hair, Skin, & Nails- Comprehensive Hair, Skin and Nails Multivitamin Formula- 90 Tablets

    9 in stock

    The real key to healthy skin, lustrous hair, and strong nails is building them from the inside out using key nutrients. Our Beauty from within formula is designed to help support healthy hair, skin and nails by providing a wide range of essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The body incorporates these nutrients into a series of complex biochemical and physiological processes necessary for building healthy hair, skin and nails. Despite these parts of the body being visible, their strength and quality is built from the inside out. The blood circulates through the body carrying the nutrients and co-factors needed to build, repair and maintain hair, skin and nails.*   Features: Contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs, all of which contribute to healthy hair, skin and nails.* Patented L-OptiZinc, the most well researched form of zinc available. OptiMSM®, the highest quality USA manufactured MSM on the market. OptiMSM® is the only USA manufactured MSM with U.S.-based human clinical studies supporting its efficacy and safety.   Benefits: Helps support the production of specialized proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin, all important structural components of healthy hair, skin and nails. * Vitamin C along with copper and zinc are essential for the synthesis and repair of collagen, important for healthy, strong, vibrant skin.* Zinc is required for cell growth, repair and function, particularly the cells of the skin. Rich in sulfur-containing ingredients such as MSM, L-cysteine, and methionine, all of which help contribute to the strength and stability of the underlying structure of hair, skin, nails and other body tissue. * Provides a significant amount of biotin, one of the B-complex vitamins, essential for the metabolism of fatty acids, nutrients needed for maintaining healthy hair and soft, moist skin.* Contains powerful antioxidant vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium, all of which help protect the skin against harmful UV light damage and other sources of oxidative or free radical damage.* Horsetail extract provides silicon an important structural component of skin, hair and nails*   Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take three (3) tablets daily at mealtime, or as directed by a health care professional. Ingredients

    9 in stock

    $22.50  - $37.60

  • Last stock! Vision Support- w/ Patented FloraGLO®, Betatene® & L-OptiZinc® ( Professional Formula )-Vision-AlchePharma

    Vision Support- w/ Patented FloraGLO®, Betatene® & L-OptiZinc® ( Professional Formula )

    3 in stock

    Background: The visual system is a complex system that depends upon various nutrients and cofactors to support the numerous biochemical and physiological processes needed for healthy vision.  The eyes are consistently exposed to oxygen and light.  This exposure can lead to an increase in free radical damage.  Our Vision Support formula provides antioxidant vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts to help combat free radical damage and help support healthy vision.*  Beta-carotene, despite being an antioxidant, is also a precursor to vitamin A which is the most important nutrient for the processes involved in the visual cycle.  Zinc and selenium are critical nutrient antioxidants, and along with vitamin C help neutralize free radicals that may cause oxidative damage to the eyes.*  FloraGlo® lutein which also contains zeaxanthin helps filter damaging blue light before it gets to the macula portion of the retina.*  Macular degeneration is a leading cause of age-related blindness.  This comprehensive eye formula is a great way to protect your vision.*   Features: Contains the patented and trademarked FloraGLO™ lutein extracted from marigolds. Bilberry extract standardized to 25% anthocyanosides. We use a European phytopharmaceutical company to ensure the highest quality bilberry, with consistent standardization, and a full-spectrum of naturally occurring compounds. Vitamin C, selenium, quercetin, taurine and bioflavonoids provide antioxidant support.* Trademarked L-Optizinc® needed for healthy vision and antioxidant support.* Patented Betatene® mixed carotenoids provides beta-carotene, a pre-cursor to vitamin A and other carotenoids which support healthy vision.*   Benefits: FloraGlo® is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin and provides ratios similar to those found in green vegetables. Bilberry standardized to 25% Anthocyanosides. We use a European phytopharmaceutical company to ensure the highest quality Bilberry with consistent standardization and a full-spectrum of naturally occurring compounds. Lycopene and mixed carotenoids are known as powerful antioxidants. Betatene® also contains beta-carotene a pre-cursor to vitamin A, essential for normal, healthy vision.* Vitamin C, selenium, bioflavonoids, and quercetin have been added to make this formula complete. They provide antioxidant support as well as support for the structure of the eyes and supporting blood vessels.* L-OptiZinc® brand zinc is the best absorbed form of zinc and is essential for the signals involved in the visual cycle as well as the complex vitamin A-dependent visual pathways.*   Ingredients FloraGLO® - Lutein (Blue Light) Fight Blue Light. Naturally. Do your eyes feel tired, dry or irritated after long periods on your phone or computer? These are common symptoms of short-term digital eye strain, which can be attributed to blue light damage. Blue light is the most harmful light to our eyes and we're exposed to it every day in the forms of sunlight, artificial light and digital devices.1,2 While it's impossible to completely avoid exposure to blue light, there are ways to protect your eyes today and maintain healthy vision for a lifetime.  What is blue light? Blue light is a component of visible light and we are exposed to it without realizing it. Blue light is not easily filtered by our eyes and overexposure can negatively impact vision.3,4 Nearly every source of light—whether natural or artificial —emits blue light.1,2,5 Your eyes are exposed to it all day long, both indoors and out. Some blue light is healthy, but overexposure can lead to long-term damage. A significant source of blue light is everyday technology, including phones, TVs, tablets and computers. As the use of these devices increases, the risk to our eyes increases too.1,2   There's hope - fight blue light with lutein Look for supplements containing FloraGLO Lutein -- the brand most recommended by eye doctors.19 Found naturally in certain fruits and vegetables, lutein and zeaxanthin are the ONLY nutrients deposited specifically into the eyes to help filter harmful blue light.11-13 The human body doesn't naturally produce lutein or zeaxanthin so it's important to get these nutrients through supplements and foods.14 Studies suggest that healthy adults need 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin each day.16,17 The majority of the population gets only 1-2 mg lutein from diet alone.18 Taking a daily vitamin with lutein and zeaxanthin can help protect your eyes.  How can you get 10mg lutein? Getting enough lutein from food alone can be difficult. FloraGLO Lutein makes it easy: the natural, plant-based ingredient sourced from marigold flowers formulates into a variety of supplement forms and functional foods.  Look for supplements with FloraGLO Lutein Look for FloraGLO Lutein on the label of eye health vitamins and supplements to protect your eyes for years to come.   Want to learn more about FloraGLO Lutein? Read more here about the number one doctor recommended lutein brand or fill out this form to get in touch with a Kemin representative. References available upon request. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Certain statements may not be applicable in all geographical regions. Product labeling and associated claims may differ based upon government requirements. Betatene® Betatene®—Australia’s Own Natural Beta-Carotene  Monday, September 11th, 2017 Betatene Australia’s Own Natural Beta Carotene Natural pink lagoons found in Australia contain an important health ingredient produced by algae, dunaliella salina. This article discusses the health benefits of algae beta-carotene and shows how betatene® from BASF can be incorporated into effective consumer solutions. By Dr Kai Lin Ek and Dr Ute Obermueller Jevic, scientific marketing managers, BASF Nutrition and Health Betatene—Australia’s Own Natural Beta Carotene 1 With a growing appreciation globally for products that are ‘natural’ and ‘Australian’, BASF’s natural beta-carotene can well and truly meet this demand. This naturally occurring beta-carotene is derived from algae, Dunaliella salina, grown in open-air seawater lagoons at two BASF sites—in Whyalla (South Australia) and in Hutt Lagoon (Western Australia). In these lagoons, Dunaliella salina is exposed to the full brunt of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation and has evolved a special mechanism for defending itself from the radiation’s damaging effects. As a protective mechanism to UV stress, the algae produces carotenoids, predominantly beta-carotene, which is then stored in lipid droplets within the algaes’ chloroplasts. WHAT IS BETA-CAROTENE? Beta-carotene is a naturally occurring, red-orange pigment found abundantly in foods like carrots, pumpkins as well as sweet potatoes and is the best known pro-vitamin A of all carotenoids. It is also traditionally considered to be the most important carotenoid in the human diet. Beta-carotene can act as a filter of UV light, is an antioxidant and a modulator of cell growth that helps protect the body against the most common non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. DELVING DEEPER INTO BETA-CAROTENE FROM ALGAE ‘Natural’ beta-carotene, such as that found in many fruits and vegetables or grown from algae contains a different mix of isomers compared to those produced synthetically. Specifically, algae-based beta-carotene contains almost equal amounts of trans and cis geometrical isomers of beta-carotene, and in particular the 9-cis isomer. In contrast, beta-carotene from synthesis or fermentation only contains trans isomers. Isomers refer to molecules that have the same formula but a different shape, thus resulting in different properties. The cis isomers of beta-carotene occur naturally in fruits, vegetables and algae; they can be formed during food preparation upon heating; during storage of supplements and during digestion in the human body. Considerable amounts of cis-isomers of beta-carotene are also present in various human and animal tissues. Observations support the suggestion that beta-carotene isomers may possess isomer-specific biological actions. All-trans and 9-cis beta-carotene, in particular, have received the most attention because both are involved in gene regulation. While all-trans isomers have a higher potency in terms of vitamin-A activity, 9-cis beta-carotene appears to have better antioxidant activity and specific benefits in heart, eye, and skin. 9-CIS BETA-CAROTENE FOR SUPERIOR ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY Studies from bench-top and animal experiments indicate 9-cis beta-carotene may be a better antioxidant than the all-trans isomer. In a human trial with asthma patients, supplementation with algae beta-carotene helped to prevent post-exercise symptoms. Antioxidant benefits of 9-cis beta-carotene were also shown in humans, although not yet in direct comparison with all-trans beta-carotene. Thirty-four patients received a week of oral supplementation with a placebo or 64 mg/day beta-carotene. All patients given placebo showed a significant post-exercise reduction of more than 15 percent in their forced expiratory volume in one second. Of the 38 patients who received a daily dose of 64 mg of beta-carotene for one week, 53 percent were protected against exercise-induced airway symptoms. The authors concluded that the results indicate that a daily dose of beta-carotene from an algae source exerts protection in some patients, most probably through antioxidant effects. NUTRITIONAL SOLUTION FOR SUN PROTECTION Betatene Nutritional Solution For Sun Protection UV radiation exerts a number of detrimental effects to human skin. The most familiar one is an acute sunburn reaction, which is a reddening (erythema) and swelling (edema) of the skin developing within minutes or hours after excessive exposure to sunlight and tanning beds. Chronic exposure to UV radiation causes long-term skin damage like skin cancer and premature skin ageing. While skin cancer is mainly due to exposure to UVB light (290-320 nm), exposure to UVA light (320-400 nm) leads to premature skin ageing, which manifests as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and, in severe cases, precancerous lesions. UVA is less potent than UVB in causing acute skin responses but penetrates to the middle skin layer (dermis) and causes damage to the area where new skin cells are created. Avoiding too much sun exposure and topical application of sunscreens prior to exposure represent the established strategies for protection against sunburn and skin damage. In recent years, however, providing additional nutritional protection of the skin has been discussed and among the substances that are being suggested for such a nutritional approach is beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a potent biological antioxidant. It is a strong singlet oxygen quencher in in vitro studies and experiments in animal models indicate that beta-carotene may provide skin photo protection in vivo. UVB induced skin erythema is due to the formation of reactive oxygen species in irradiated skin and the antioxidative nature of beta-carotene is able to stop free radicals that otherwise would damage DNA, proteins and lipids. Studies show that oral intake beta-carotene accumulates in the skin and in addition to antioxidative effects has other photo-protective effects in high concentrations by absorbing and/or reflecting visible and UV light. In a meta-analysis by Kopcke et al. (2008), the authors looked at human supplementation studies on dietary protection against sunburn using beta-carotene. The authors concluded the following: · Photo-protection induced by oral beta-carotene supplementation is always present homogenously in the whole skin compared to topical application which requires re-application and the worry of “missing a spot”; · Protection using dietary supplementation of beta-carotene required a minimum of 10 weeks of supplementation and for every additional month of supplementation, the degree of protection increased; · Nutritional supplementation is complementary to topical application of sunscreens for photo-protection and should be combined. Notably, three of the seven studies highlighted in the meta-analysis used algae beta-carotene, and these studies showed the strongest results favouring the use of beta-carotene supplementation over a placebo in sunburn prevention. OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS—HEART HEALTH AND EYE HEALTH Atherosclerosis is a condition in most cardiovascular diseases, where the walls of the arteries become thick and stiff because of fatty deposit accumulation. In experimental and clinical studies, algae source 9-cis beta-carotene had positive effects on heart health. In arterial walls, it can inhibit the formation of foam cells from macrophages, which is a key process in atherosclerosis. This was shown in an experimental study in mice using beta-carotene with 50 percent all-trans and 50 percent 9-cis isomers. Feeding algae extract increased beta-carotene levels in plasma and macrophages (both all-trans and 9-cis isomers) and it inhibited formation of pro-atherogenic foam cells. In the same study, pure 9-cis beta-carotene as well as an extract of algae powder inhibited foam cell formation while pure all-trans beta-carotene failed to have an effect. Other carotenoids present in the algae extract including phytoene and phytofluene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and alpha-carotene were tested in comparison but were not as effective as 9-cis betacarotene or the algae extract. In another mice study, researchers found that a diet containing natural carotenoids, rich in 9-cis beta-carotene, had the potential to inhibit atherosclerosis progression, particularly in a high-fat diet regime. In patients with cardiovascular disease, 9-cis betacarotene in combination with drug therapy improved HDL-cholesterol levels. This was observed by Shaish et al. (2006) where 20 fibrate-treated men with plasma HDL-cholesterol levels below 40 mg/dl were given 60 mg beta-carotene/day, containing all-trans and 9-cis betacarotene at a one to one ratio. The results show that a combination treatment of fibrate plus 9-cis beta-carotene amplifies the effect of the drug on HDL-cholesterol levels. Several studies have suggested that 9-cis beta-carotene, as a precursor of 9-cis-retinal and all-trans-retinal, could also have therapeutic applications in vision loss. In patients with retinitis pigmentosa, the leading cause of incurable inherited blindness in the developed world, algae source 9-cis beta-carotene improved eye (retina) function which was shown in a clinical trial by Rotenstreich et al. (2013). The authors concluded that 9-cis beta-carotene may represent a new therapeutic approach for some patients with retinitis pigmentosa. This finding is consistent with recent reports of significant functional and structural improvements after treatment in mouse-model experimental studies. For retinal dystrophy leading to night blindness, in another small human trial by Rotenstreich et al. (2010) there was an improvement in visual function and structure after supplementation of 60mg/day algae beta-carotene containing an equal ratio of trans to cis isomers for 90 days. 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