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Did you know that the human body cannot produce vitamin C and lysine, essential nutrients for maintaining healthy connective tissue and other metabolic functions?
Connective tissue is one of the most abundant and widely distributed tissue throughout the body. From elastic skin and blood vessels, to flexible joints, to hard bones and teeth, connective tissue plays a vital role in maintaining the body’s structure, function and integrity. Its broad spectrum of functions includes: binding and supporting, protecting, insulating, storing reserve fuel and transporting substances within the body.
The key element of connective tissue is collagen, a fibrous protein that makes up approximately 30 percent of the body’s protein content. Collagen builds the skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, bones, teeth, and many other structures and organs in the body.
Modern diets cannot assure optimum amounts of vitamin C and lysine - the key connective tissue supporting nutrients - and therefore their daily supplementation is very important.
Key synergy nutrients:
Vitamin C is a critical nutrient for numerous metabolic processes. It is essential for the production of collagen, the main protein of the human body. Vitamin C assures optimum collagen structure by assisting in the hydroxylation of the amino acids lysine and proline to form bridges aligning collagen fibers. In addition, vitamin C is one of the body’s most important antioxidants and is also involved in recycling of vitamin E, glutathione, and other cell protective molecules. Furthermore, vitamin C participates in the breakdown of cholesterol to bile acids, assists in the synthesis of carnitine, helps neutralize toxins, and supports the immune system among many other functions.
Lysine belongs to the essential amino acids which means that the human body cannot synthesize it and it needs to be obtained from diet. Lysine is a critical component of collagen fibers, and it is required for proper structure and biological functions of this important protein. It is also needed in the synthesis of carnitine which helps transport fatty acids into the mitochondria to be burned for energy. This is especially important for heart function as fatty acids are a primary fuel for the heart.
Citrus Fruit Peel Bioflavonoids enhance the absorption and utilization of vitamin C. It is also a rich source of phytonutrients with antioxidant properties and potentially other versatile health benefits. Citrus fruit peel bioflavonoids have been extensively researched in numerous preclinical and clinical studies.
This product contains no GMOs, and no artificially-sourced colors or flavors.