Patient One Vitamin C 1000 supplies 1000 mg of all natural C-lipid metabolites, along with 200 mg of citrus bioflavonoids. As Vitamin C is a water soluable vitamin that the body does not make or store, our formula uses a special delivery system that allows the vitamin C to be more rapidly absorbed and retained by the body. Ascorbic acid is combined with lipid metabolites, fat-soluble compounds that increase vitamin C’s function in the body. Bioflavonoids, polyphenolic compounds found in plants such as vitamin C-rich citrus fruit, are included to complement the activities of Vitamin C.
Sufficient intake and retention is necessary to maintain vitamin C status in the body. Factors that increase the human requirement for this essential nutrient include stress, smoking, pollution, radiation and heavy metal exposure, and immune challenges. The Institute of Medicine has recommended an increase in Vitamin C requirements for smokers due to their exposure to toxins and oxidative elements in cigarette smoke.