C+ Bioflavonoids contains pure vitamin C with citrus bioflavonoids, rich in eriocitrin, hesperidin, neohesperidin, and other flavonols, flavanones, and flavones and their glycosides. Bioflavonoids and vitamin C function as phenolic antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.
Flavonoids, also called bioflavonoids, are natural plant pigments. They are a group of polyphenolic antioxidant substances that are present in most plants, concentrating in seeds, bark, flowers, and fruit skin or peel. The human body cannot produce these phytochemicals, so we must get them through diet or supplementation. Flavonoids have a range of biological activities, acting as antioxidants and showing anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, and antineoplastic actions. As well, flavonoids have a synergistic effect on Vitamin C activity.
The following are some herbs whose active ingredients are classified as flavonoids:
An interesting observation was made by some Indian researchers from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences: the vitamin C in the extract of the fruit amla, which has the highest concentration of ascorbate in any plant, had over ten times the bioavailabilty of synthetic Vitamin C. Careful analysis revealed that the tannins present in the amla fruit protected and enhanced the vitamin C activity. Other studies have found that the cancer cell growth inhibitory actions of the flavonoid quercetin were considerably enhanced by vitamin C. The effect on the vitamin may be due to its ability to recycle oxidized vitamin C: when antioxidants neutralize free radicals, they become themselves weak prooxidants. Flavonoids display an "antioxidant boosting" effect, returning ascorbate to its active antioxidant form.
Take one capsule daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 900mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids 25mg
Ascorbyl Palmitate, hypromellose, water
AOR guarantees that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish or shellfish.