Life Extension, Ascorbyl Palmitate, 500 mg, 100 Veggie Caps
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- Foundation for Longer Life
- Fat Soluble Vitamin C
- Dietary Supplement
Ascorbyl palmitate (AP) is an ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid creating a fat-soluble form of vitamin C that can reach tissue areas ascorbic acid cannot. This form is synthetic from two compounds; it has been shown to be beneficial for protecting the lipids from peroxidation. The lipophilic AP is able to cross biological barriers and satisfies the tissue demand for ascorbate better than the hydrophilic form. AP should be considered as the preferred form of transport of ascorbate into neural tissues.
Technically, the ascorbic acid “part” of ascorbyl palmitate is only 40% of the total weight. Since ascorbyl palmitate and ascorbic acid might work in separate areas of the body, the concentration of ascorbic acid by weight has little relevance to the benefits of ascorbyl palmitate, so it has not been included in the product contents description.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) capsule daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule).
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin C (from 500 mg ascorbyl palmitate)||200 mg||333%|
I've spent decades extolling the benefits of megadoses of vitamin c, which I typically take as a powder (Life Extension makes an excellent one, by the way). However, regular vitamin c is not fat soluble, thus limiting it's benefits in certain areas. Ascorbyl palmitate has been formulated to solve that problem. I take one each day and now feel as if my vitamin c protection is complete! Thank goodness for Iherb! I believe that nutritional supplements saved my life. I've tried a lot of products, and I know what works and what doesn't. My reviews are honest, straighforward, and based on my experience. Read my other reviews to quickly learn from my three decades of research and experimentation.