13 Mar SUPAC
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which cannot be synthesized in the human body. Hence, it is categorized as an essential vitamin and should be supplemented in diet. Excess Vitamin C leaves the body through urine.
Vitamin C is the precursor of many key molecules such as collagen and norepinephrine, etc. It also acts as an effective antioxidant protecting the vital molecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University cites studies that demonstrate Vitamin C is an essential component of immunity.
What is SUPAC?
Each capsule contains 600mg of Vitamin C, which mainly comes from Esterified Calcium Ascorbate. SUPAC is specially formulated with Calcium and four newly added luxury ingredients, e.g. Red Bioflavonoids, Resveratrol, Quercetin, Black Pepper Extract. Esterified Calcium Ascorbate’s absorption and utilization by the body are 4 times higher than those of ordinary Vitamin C. It benefits the stomach and teeth by a higher pH than ordinary Vitamin C so it is a better choice for those with poor GI tract. Every 2 capsules of SUPAC contains more Resveratrol antioxidant than 1 litre of most red wines, which helps to improve health starting from the gene level.
Excellent efficacy of ingredients
Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate)
Calcium Ascorbate is a revolutionary yet precious form of Vitamin C, which combines with Calcium and is also known as the “Esterified C”. Traditional form of Vitamin C are water soluble, therefore it can be easily excreted via urination. Calcium Ascorbate poses a “dual utilization” property, making Vitamin C to be dissolved in both water and lipids, so that our body can use Vitamin C more comprehensively and reduces the turnover rate of Vitamin C, to extend the protective function of Vitamin C in the body.
Multiple scientific research have shown that Calcium Ascorbate has a good absorption and bioavailability rate1. It also provides the body with 24 hour immunity support2. Therefore it’s a highly stable and efficient form of Vitamin C.
Bioflavonoids are water soluble substances, also known as Vitamin P, are required in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body. Bioflavonoids are the natural pigments that present in fresh food and vegetables. Red Bioflavonoids are extracted from red coloured food such as grapes, blackberry, cherry, plum and apple. To ensure that the body can properly utilize the daily intake of Vitamin C, bioflavonoids must be included. The combined effect of Esterified Calcium Ascorbate and bioflavonoids results in accelerated uptake of this important Vitamin C, and to protect it against oxidation as well as to help the body to re-use this vitamin. Bioflavonoids prevent reptures of blood vessels, and thus reduce tooth bleeding, nose bleeding and excessive menstrual bleeding.
Traditional form of Vitamin C by itself is acidic in its pH level. When it reaches the alkaline environment of the GI tract, it can cause inflammation of the GI tissues, gas, diarrhea and discomfort. Buffering Vitamin C with Calcium helps to produce a more neutralized Vitamin C, not only it reduces GI discomforts, it also provides the body with part of its daily Calcium requirement.
Black Pepper Extract
Contains an unique ingredient, Piperine, which is extracted from the fruits of black pepper. Research showed that Black Pepper Extract would potentially improve the process of nutrient absorption by enhancing thermogenesis. It is used as a thermonutrient to improve bioavailabilty of certain nutrients for more than 20 years. Experimental results give clear evidence that it helps the body to absorb a variety of herbal extracts (e.g. Resveratrol), water soluble vitamins (e.g. Vitamin C), antioxidants, amino acids and minerals (e.g. Calcium) etc. Consumption of Black Pepper Extract allows the body to absorb and utilize nutrients without increasing the consumption of actual foods, making it a good ingredient that brings a synergetic effect to our health.
Resveratrol is a “natural antibiotic” produced by several plants to fight against bacteria and fungi. The common plants that contains Resveratrol is grapes, making red wine becomes one of the most abundant source of Resveratrol. Resveratrol first gained attention as the answer to the “French Paradox”, the mystery of how the French population maintains such a low incidence of cardiovascular disease despite a diet high in saturated fats. After years of research, Resveratrol has been proven to protect against cardiovascular disease by reducing arterial plaque buildup, therefore it is also beneficial to maintain a good blood circulation. Resveratrol also poses an impressive benefit on activating the gene expression of SIRT1, a set of gene that relates to longevity. A science research published by The University of Hong Kong in 2012 reported that Resveratrol could restore stem cells, delay the onset of aging, improve the general health conditions and extend lifespan by 30% in progerial mic. It also reduces the risk of chronic diseases.
Quercetin is a flavonoid commonly found in fruits and vegetables, e.g. onions, apples & red wine. It is one of the antioxidant that helps reduce symptoms of allergies by prevents the release of histamine. It also relaxes the smooth muscle in the airway to improve symptoms like asthma. Therefore it poses a beneficial effect to respiratory health. Moreover, research have stated that Quercetin helps to maintain cardiovascular health as it promotes healthy blood flow by reducing the oxidation of bad cholesterol within the blood vessels, thus to lower the risk of vascular sclerosis.
9 Benefits of SUPAC
- Helps enhance Immune System
- Helps anti – aging
- A strong antioxidant
- Helps build collagen
- Enhances absorption of iron
- According to the study of “Vitamin C, vitamin E and cancer”, Vitamin C and vitamin E may assist in neutralizing carcinogens.
- Supports the health of longevity gene – SIRT1
- Potent Bioavailability
- Poses anti-inflammatory properties
* This product is not registered under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance or the Chinese Medicine Ordinance. Any claim made for it has not been subject to evaluation for such registration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease.
Uniqueness of SUPAC
1. 4 times absorption speed
Vitamin C in SUPAC mainly comes from Esterified Calcium Ascorbate. The book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, points out that, body absorbs esterified Vitamin C 4 times faster than it assimilates standard supplements. Calcium added into SUPAC can naturally stabilize and increase threonic acid salt levels. Threonic acid is a metabolite of Vitamin C. It is more readily absorbed into the human body as it is pre-digested so that less metabolic processes are required to utilize the Vitamin C ingested.
2. Up to 5 times retention time in the body
The formula of SUPAC includes Citrus Bioflavonoids, a natural powerful antioxidant often found in citrus fruits. They are essential for optimal Vitamin C effectiveness. It can intensify Vitamin C’s functions and enhance Vitamin C recycling for body use. In addition, esterified Vitamin C can last up to 5 times longer in your tissues compared to normal ascorbic acid and can stay active in the body for at least 24 hours, giving the body and immune system optimal anti-oxidant and protection with minimal loss when we urinate.
3. Comprehensively used by the body (dual utilization)
Ingested Vitamin C is absorbed through intestine into the blood. Since Calcium Asorbate can dissolve in both water and lipids, its multiple capabilities allows it to enter all tissues, which enables comprehensive utilization throughout the body. Thus, esterified Vitamin C can be transported to different organs and tissues through blood and lymph. This lengthens the period that Vitamin C functions in the body while protecting it.
4. Will not increase the risk of kidney stone
Kidney stones are caused by the buildup of Calcium oxalate in the kidneys. Oxalate is one of the metabolites of Vitamin C, which will be excreted through urine normally. Oxalate in urine has been viewed with some concern because it is a component of one type of kidney stone composed of Calciumoxalate. Numerous studies conducted to test the actual impact of Vitamin C supplementation on urinary oxalate excretion have demonstrated that supplementation has little effect on urinary oxalate levels. In one study, daily dose of 10g of ascorbic acid is taken by 5 healthy volunteers and their subsequent urinary oxalate levels were measured. None experienced a dramatic rise in oxalate levels. In addition, as the Vitamin C in SUPAC is reusable and will not be lost easily through urine. Thus, intake of SUPAC will definitely NOT increase the risk of getting kidney stones.
5. Will not cause stomach discomfort
Ascorbic acid itself is acidic. When it reaches the alkaline environment of the lower intestinal tract, it can cause discomfort to some with weak GI tract causing inflammation, gas, diarrhea and discomfort. This usually happens when a very large dose of Ascorbic Acid are ingested. The Vitamin C in SUPAC mainly comes from Esterified Calcium Ascorbate. Esterified Vitamin C is a supplement formulated to react with an essential mineral, an affect that eliminates the vitamin’s usual acidity, protecting your stomach and digestive system. The Calcium ions in the formula can increase the alkalinity of Vitamin C, which will allow it to be less irritative and more bio-available within our bodies.
6. In form of veggie capsule for best absorption
The delivery form used in different products is decided based on the chemistry of bio-absorption. Delivery via capsule form is the best method for Vitamin C. The capsule can shield the powder within from premature digestion. Only when it reaches the duodenum will the capsule then release the protected powder as the duodenum is the optimal setting for Vitamin C absorption.
7. Does not contain laxative ingredient – Emodin
Some Resveratrol containing supplements are made with Knotweed or synthetics. These products contained a high amounts of Emodin, which can act as a laxative and cause stomach cramps and diarrhea, thus the amount of Resveratrol is limited. SUPAC’s Resveratrol comes from natural plants. It contains 99% purity form of Resveratrol, so it does not contain emodin. It is also the only Resveratrol that is patented and tested for its high quality.
8. 2 capsules of SUPAC contains more Resveratrol antioxidant than 1 liter of most red wines
Red wine is the most abundant source of Resveratrol. However, if we have to consume enough Resveratrol to achieve a substantial health effect, not only we have to choose the wine made of the best quality grapes – Muscadine, but also have to drink more than 1 liter red wine. Despite the expensive cost that we have to bare, a long term consumption of alcohol can add extra burden to our health. SUPAC features premium quality fruits from Hungary for the best source of our ingredients, e.g. Red Bioflavonoids and Resveratrol, so that we can benefit from all the high quality food extracts without consuming much alcohol.
Vitamin C (Esterified Calcium Ascorbate), Red Bioflavonoids, Calcium, Resveratrol, Quercetin, Black Pepper Extract