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The Nutritional Advantage of Ester-C® Vitamin C
By Maile Combs, MS & Angelica Vrablic, Ph.D.

Our Bodies Need Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required for several biological functions that sustain human life.* Because humans cannot produce vitamin C, we need to get it from food or supplements. Because we don't always eat a complete and balanced diet every day, taking vitamin C in the form of a nutritional supplement is an ideal healthy alternative.

In the human body, vitamin C participates in producing energy, brain chemicals, and collagen.* It is also a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, responsible for the premature aging of metabolic cells.* Leukocytes, or white blood cells are an important part of our immune system, and they absorb and utilize Vitamin C as a key nutrient in their defense mechanism.* Vitamin C also helps the body maintain normal tissue repair functions and cardiovascular health, as well as support the central nervous systems.*

Ester-C®: Patented and Clinically Studied
Ester-C® is a pH-neutral, non-acidic form of Vitamin C that is gentle on the stomach.* It is created using a proprietary, chemical-free, and water-based manufacturing process that yields a unique, non-acidic form of vitamin C, supported with naturally-occurring metabolites. These patented Ester-C® metabolites help enhance the absorption, and retention of vitamin C in the white blood cells thereby delivering advanced active immune system support and powerful antioxidant protection you can count on.*

Vitamin C is water soluble, meaning it tends to "wash out" rapidly from the body. Patented Ester-C® was specifically developed to stay in your system, and be retained in your white blood cells, an important part of our immune system. And, because it is pH-neutral and non-acidic, Ester-C® is gentle on the stomach, all day and all night, even for those with acid sensitivity. Patented, clinically-studied Ester-C® delivers advanced active immune system support and powerful antioxidant protection in a single 1000 mg dose...once a day.*

The Power of Antioxidants
Antioxidants, including vitamin C, play a role in protecting the body from the destructive nature of free radicals.* Antioxidant protection can also be found in polyphenolic flavonoids you find in fruits and vegetables.*

Antioxidant activity is something we can actually measure. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a USDA recognized standard that measures the biological antioxidant activity of whole food compounds…the higher the ORAC value, the higher the antioxidant capacity, the better for overall health.* The USDA database of ORAC values ranks fruits such as prunes, blueberries, and apples as having the highest antioxidant values per serving size.

Ester-C® and Antioxidants—A Powerful Combination
Ester-C® Advanced Antioxidant Formula delivers the active immune system support of non-acidic Ester-C® vitamin C with a concentrated complex of whole food antioxidants including extracts of prunes, blueberries, and apples*. In a once daily dose, this proprietary combination provides 3800 ORAC units per serving for powerful antioxidant protection your body can count on. Even with a healthy diet, supplementing with additional antioxidants provides a superior level of protection.* Ester-C® Advanced Antioxidant Formula offers advanced antioxidant protection, coupled with the active immune system support of patented, clinically researched Ester-C®.

The Combination of UT Health and Immune Support*
Cranberries contain bioactive compounds known as proanthocyanidins that have anti-adhesive properties, and are known for their ability to support urinary health.* While many fruits contain proanthocyanidins, only those present in cranberries (and blueberries, a similar species) have been shown to inhibit the adhesion of unwanted compounds within the urinary tract.

The use of cranberries for UT health is common. Studies suggest that cranberries may support urinary tract health. About 53% of all U.S. women experience urinary tract health concerns every year, and many rely on cranberry extracts to help promote urinary tract and bladder health.*

New! Ester-C® Urinary Tract Formula
Ester-C® Urinary Tract Formula combines the active immune system support of patented, non-acidic Ester-C® Vitamin C with the power of 2000 mg of whole-food cranberry concentrate.*

This proprietary blend helps cleanse the urinary tract system, encourages the removal of unwanted compounds and promotes overall bladder health.* Ester-C® Urinary Tract Formula offers both the purity and potency to ensure continued urinary tract benefits from day to day while promoting advanced active immune system support of Ester-C® in a once daily formula.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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