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Feb21

PSA: You’re Probably Supplementing with GMOs & Don’t Even Know It

I think it’s time to blow the lid on this supplement scam that’s flushing your money down the toilet and worse - compromising your health. 

I’m talking about vitamin C of all things. A supplement that’s supposed to boost our immune systems and flood our bodies with antioxidants. 

As it has grown in popularity, more and more manufacturers are jumping on the vitamin C bandwagon, creating products that cut costs wherever possible – not to save you money, but to pad their own pockets. 

Want to guess how they try to save a buck?

By sourcing the vitamin C from GMO corn, rice, and even corn syrup…yes, the very stuff you try to avoid. 

And it’s not just a certain brand that does it. Nearly all of the vitamin C produced in the United States comes directly from GMO corn. 

They don’t even have to list that on the label. It just appears as “ascorbic acid.” 

The worst part of all this?

While we’ve been led to believe that vitamin C and ascorbic acid are one and the same, it’s just not true.

Ascorbic acid is only one nutrient that is part of Vitamin C. You can think of it as the outer layer of the vitamin. True vitamin C is infinitely more effective in its whole form with components that work synergistically – something scientists simply can’t replicate in a lab. 

In fact, our bodies absorb nearly 100% of the vitamin C contained in whole, natural sources, but will only absorb roughly 10% of the ascorbic acid contained in most supplements.

Without all of the cofactors, enzymes, and natural compounds present and acting together, vitamin C isn’t able to work the way it’s supposed to. 

On top of that, synthetic vitamin C has been found to have negative side effects.

 

Negative Side Effects of Synthetic Vitamin C

  • Stomach upset
  • Calcium loss from bones
  • Even kidney stones in certain individuals

When it comes to this super vitamin, the best and most effective way to take it is the way nature intended us to -- in its whole form. Also known as full-spectrum vitamin C, it contains all the bioflavonoids, cofactors, enzymes, antioxidants and more than your body can absorb – and actually use. 

 

Benefits of Full-Spectrum Vitamin C

  • Improved immunity
  • Healthy blood pressure
  • Heavy metal detoxification
  • Antioxidant protection
  • Stroke protection
  • Faster wound healing
  • Improved moods
  • And the list goes on...

For these reasons and more, we’re so excited to introduce our Brand NEW Essential C Complex derived from one of the most potent, whole-food sources of this nutrient in the world – unripe organic acerola cherry 

How potent?

Just 1 teaspoon of acerola cherry powder contains 1800% of the DV for vitamin C.

On top of that, it’s an abundant source of carotenoids, flavonoids, protein, lipids, and a whole host of vitamins and minerals.

But we didn’t stop there. We also added organic Camu Camu Berry and organic Amla Berry.

Combined, these nutrients carry the potential to: 

  • Boost the immune system
  • Support tissue regeneration
  • Support a healthy stress response
  • Increase the absorption of iron
  • Support healthy blood pressure
  • Support new collagen growth
  • And so much more

So if you haven't already please check out our New Essential C Complex! You won't be disappointed! wink

Happy Paleo-ing!
Autumn Smith & The Paleovalley Team