Chelated-C Plus 100 Vegetarian Capsules by Douglas Laboratories
Chelated-C Plus capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, contain a non-acidic, calcium ascorbate form of vitamin C combined with antioxidants to support the healthy functioning of the body.*
• Antioxidant support*
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble antioxidant with various biological functions. It is essential for the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans, which are the building materials of all connective tissues, such as skin, blood vessels, tendons, joint cartilage, and bone.
Vitamin C supports the body's defense system by enhancing white blood cell function and activity, and increasing interferon levels, antibody responses, and secretion of thymic hormones.
The antioxidative action of vitamin C has been shown to support respiratory, eye, and capillary health. In addition, vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of carnitine, serotonin, and certain neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine.
Bioflavonoids are polyphenol compounds derived from plant extracts that provide beneficial health effects due to their antioxidative properties. Citrus bioflavonoids include rutin and quercetin and have been shown to support healthy arterial function by assisting in the maintenance of vasculature activity and normal blood flow. In a clinical study, citrus bioflavonoids were shown to support vascular function by potentially influencing nitric oxide. Quercetin has been shown to be one of the most bioactive flavonoids. Quercetin promotes cardiovascular health by protecting lipids from oxidation and supporting the health of capillaries by enhancing their strength and integrity. Both quercetin and rutin promote the protection of red blood cells and play roles in quenching free radicals.
This formula contains Pyconogenol® French maritime pine bark extract, a unique combination of procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and phenolic acids.