Is Your Vitamin C Supplement Made from GMO Corn? Check the Label for This…
Vitamin C plays a crucial role in supporting many functions, like metabolism and immune system health.*
However it’s important to realize not all Vitamin C is equal.
You may want to throw caution to the wind… after all, something is better than nothing.
Not always… especially when it comes to Vitamin C supplementation.
We’ll explain why in a minute.
But first, you’re probably wondering…
Why do I even need to take a Vitamin C supplement?
There are two reasons:
First, we don’t make vitamin C, and we can’t store large amounts in the body. So, we have to get it from our diet.
The other reason is …
… while vitamin C is naturally present in some foods, we may not always get our daily recommended amount.
Especially in places where we don’t always have access to fresh fruits and vegetables that contain high levels of vitamin C.
That’s why supplements help.
Daily Vitamin C supplementation is a sure-fire way to support immune system health.*
Provided you are taking a quality supplement.
So what should I look for in a quality Vitamin C supplement?
At Truvani, we recommend choosing a whole foods supplement that is:
- Vitamin C in from a whole food source, like alma berries
- Certified 100% organic
It’s important to pay attention to the first one. Because you may see vitamin C with pictures of oranges or cherries on their bottles.
But then you flip it over, and the ingredients label has no oranges or cherries listed.
Yet they are marketed as “natural.”
It’s clever marketing, but it’s also deceptive.
Because many vitamin C supplements are made from synthetic vitamin C or ascorbic acid.
And some synthetic vitamin C or ascorbic acid is derived from GMO corn.
GMO corn processed with chemicals like acetone (AKA nail polish remover).
Any product that’s 100% certified organic will not use these chemicals.
Like ours, that uses a whole-food ingredient as the sole source of Vitamin C.
Take a look at these two labels so you know exactly what to look for in a Vitamin C supplement:
But organic Vitamin C doesn’t have 1000 mg. Don’t I need that much?
It’s common to see a daily recommendation for 1000 mg of vitamin C.
However, it’s important to keep two things in mind:
- Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin
- You can’t find 1000 mg of vitamin C sourced from only whole-food ingredient sources
A water-soluble vitamin means your body takes what it needs and excretes the rest. As mentioned early, your body can’t store vitamin C.
So, all the extra dosing in these mega vitamins likely goes to waste.
Plus, some people report digestive problems when taking high doses of vitamin C.
When it comes to dosing, the FDA established a daily recommended intake of under 90mg under new label regulations.
It’s okay to take a bit more than that, but megadosing doesn’t always mean your body uses it.
And when it comes to vitamin C sourced from whole-food …
… well, you just won’t find a product on the market that has 1000 mg of vitamin C.
Remember, whole-food vitamins contain Vitamin C Complex, which is a wholistic vitamin source.
So, what’s the best source of Vitamin C?
At Truvani we source our vitamin C supplement from organic amla berries.
The amla berry has a potent vitamin C complex and is heat resistant.
This means during processing it’s able to withstand high temperatures to preserve the vitamin content in each dose.
In fact, it has one of the highest vitamin C contents of any other food.
Your health is important.
That’s why it’s important to know what you’re putting in your body.
Many companies won’t tell you what’s in their products.
But at Truvani, our number one mission is to take all the guesswork out of supplements.
We responsibly source the best ingredients, using organic and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible.
It’s all right on the label.
See for yourself.
Truvani is offering our Organic Vitamin C as part of the Immune Support Kit. In this kit you get our best selling Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Immune Support botanical blend, and Plant-Based Protein for up to 25% off. Learn more here.