Premier Vitamin C from Premier Research Labs features natural, plant-source vitamin C from selected botanical agents that naturally contain vitamin C. Unlike many vitamin C products, Premier Vitamin C offers a botanical vitamin C formula without synthetic ascorbic acid (ascorbic acid made in a test tube) or calcium ascorbate. The total vitamin C content of this formula is from organic Amla (a fruit extract) supported by naturally occurring co-botanicals, organic cilantro, rose hips, hesperidin extract and quercetin. This product delivers premier antioxidant power with natural free radical quenching activity for optimal immune support.
Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), also known as “Amla - the wonderberry”, is a prized fruit in Ayruveda and known for its broad applications and immune benefits. It has a full spectrum of beneficial properties and is recognized as the perfect nutritional agent for all 3 doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), thus providing balance for the body’s function according to its specific needs. Amla is one of the richest sources of natural vitamin C in the world. For example, it can provide 10 to 30 times the vitamin C content of a typical orange!
The amla fruit contains a vast array of vitamins and minerals as well as naturally occurring phytonutrients such as tannins, flavonoids and various polyphenolic compounds. The vitamin C content of amla is inherently bonded to its bioflavonoid constituents that guard it from premature degradation, thus protecting its antioxidant and immune supporting properties. Science suggests phytocompounds such as emblicanins (hydrolysable tannins) may promote the recycling of naturally occurring L-ascorbic acid and offer potent antioxidant properties. Because of this natural phytonutrient symphony, which includes bioflavonids and other powerful synergists, co-factors and transporters, clinical evidence suggests that amla is far more effective, milligram for milligram, than the synthetic form of vitamin C, ascorbic acid.
A landmark study (Journal of American College Nutrition, 2004) studied nutritional data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (from 1950 and 1999) for 43 different fruits and vegetables. They found the vitamin C content had badly declined as well as declines in the levels of protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron and vitamin B2. This means that the fruits and veggies we are eating today contain about 30% less vitamin C than just a generation ago.
Vitamin C is an important, water-soluble vitamin that must be obtained through diet or supplementation. It acts as a free radical scavenger and antioxidant in addition to other important health benefits. Vitamin C also supports the healthy biosynthesis of collagen and carnitine as well as neurotransmitter formation.
Unlike humans, many animals can produce vitamin C in their own bodies and do not need to obtain it directly from food. However, humans are unable to produce vitamin C and must get it from their diet. Although ascorbic acid is the chemical name for vitamin C, it exists primarily in two forms: L-ascorbic acid and D-ascorbic acid. The L form can come from either a natural source (fruits, vegetables, herbs) or from synthetic forms (made in a test-tube). The D form does not exist in nature and is not typically used in supplements because it does not have the vitamin C content that the L form has. The “preferred” vitamin C form for the body is in the L form that has been derived from whole nutrient sources.
Premier Vitamin C combines timeless nutritional wisdom with the power of live-source nutrients to provide the pinnacle of natural vitamin C benefits. We do not add any fillers, corn, gluten or synthetic ascorbic acid to artificially misrepresent the total natural vitamin C content on the product label.
The well researched health benefits associated with vitamin C are actually created by the entire, intricate, complex symphony of phytonutrients and supportive co-factors naturally found only in whole nutrient sources, not in isolated, synthesized molecules. In short, test-tube vitamin C simply cannot re-create the magnificence of a full spectrum, whole-nutrient vitamin C complex. To see how Premier Vitamin C is so exquisitely different from other vitamin C products, just open a capsule to view the beautiful natural colors. You are viewing a live-source, vibrant blend of natural ingredients right out of nature – from only natural sources of vitamin C.
Premier Vitamin C supports the following:
- Supports healthy blood vessels, eyes, skin, and gums
- Healthy serotonin levels
- Regulation of cholesterol
- Boosting of the immune system
- Acts as a free radical scavenger and a powerful antioxidant
- Supports skin from sun damage
"I have reordered the Premier Adaptogen-R3 and the Premier Vitamin C. Many thanks for these products which, along with my cutting out stimulants and sugars, and drinking water regularly, are changing my life and my health for the better." Jackie R., UK
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. If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your healthcare professional before using this or any product. Keep out of the reach of children.
Premier Vitamin C Complex contains the following:
- Supplement Facts: Serving Size 2 capsules, Servings per Container 30
- Vitamin C 135 mg: (from Vitamin C Fractions Extracted from Amla)
- Super C-Pro Blend 259 mg: Organic Acerola (fruit) Extract, Aquamin F Mineralized Red Algae (whole) (Lithothamnion sp.), Organic Bilberry (fruit) (Vaccinium myrtillus), Organic Chlorella (whole) (Chlorella sorokiniana), Organic Blueberry (fruit), Cranberry (fruit), Organic Rose Hips (Rosa canina)
- Super C-Pro™ Blend 350 mg: Organic Amla (fruit) Extract, Organic Cilantro (Leaf) (Coriandrum sativum), Rose Hips (fruit) (Rosa spp.), Hesperidin [natural orange (fruit) extract (Citrus spp.) standardized to hesperidin min. 80%], Quercetin Dihydrate
- Other Ingredients: Organic Rice Concentrate (Oryza sativa), Plant-Source Capsules (cellulose, water), Organic Stabilized Jasmine Rice Bran
- Keep out of reach of children
No added magnesium stearate (an undesirable excipient), artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial preservatives.
Recommended Use: Take 2 capsules daily or as directed by a health professional. Store in a cool, dry place.
I love this product because it is made from real plants! It just makes sense, I don't know why I would ever take those artificial kinds made in a lab. I did an organic acid test which told me I am low in Vit c, which made sense with my autoimmune issues. And it's the end of January and haven't had a cold this winter, in spite of being around sick people!!
I believe in this vitamin C. It is totally natural whole food vitamin c, the way it is supposed to be. Not fake C, ascorbic acid. Premier makes great products!