Ascorbyl Palmitate overcomes the futility of Vitamin C supplements.
Ascorbyl palmitate (AP) is a long-lasting form of Vitamin C.
Unlike regular vitamin C (ascorbic acid), the majority of which
gets flushed from the body in just half an hour, AP remains in
place for days. The palmitate portion of the AP molecule penetrates
the membranes of cells and stays there, anchoring the ascorbyl
portion just outside the cell membrane, where its antioxidant
action is most needed. Ordinary Vitamin C molecules, on the
other hand, drift around in the watery regions of the body, only
occasionally bumping into a cell membrane and doing what we
want them to do: protecting the membranes from free radical damage.
Medical research indicates that AP benefits the body in several ways:
stimulates collagen production in skin and other tissues
protects nervous tissue from free radical damage
suppresses inflammation caused by psoriasis and sunburn
softens, thickens, and tightens damaged or aging skin
suppresses cancer tumor actions — 91% suppression in mouse experiments.
The bioavailability of AP is low, but may be increased by
reducing the acidity of the stomach by means of antacids or
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Ascorbyl palmitate (AP) is a fat-soluble form of Vitamin C. Its
antioxidant activity is the same as that of ordinary (water-soluble)
Vitamin C, but AP is far more persistent. The palmitate portion of the
AP molecule penetrates the membranes of cells and stays there,
anchoring the ascorbyl portion just outside the cell membrane, where
its antioxidant activities are most needed. Ordinary Vitamin C
molecules, on the other hand, drift around in the watery regions of the
body, only occasionally bumping into a cell membrane and doing what we
want them to do: quenching free radicals.
Medical research indicates that AP stimulates collagen production in skin and other tissues, and that it penetrates into nervous
tissue where it protects against free radical damage.
of its excellent skin penetration and its ability to induce collagen
production, ascorbyl palmitate is frequently used in topical
formulations of Vitamin C. Studies have shown that it is an effective
anti-inflammatory in cases of psoriasis and sunburn, and that it causes
skin to become thicker, softer, more resilient, even-toned, and less
wrinkled. Both topical and oral formulations have shown powerful
anti-tumor actions — 91% suppression in mouse experiments.
When ascorbyl palmitate is swallowed, most
of it is broken up into ascorbic acid and palmitic acid during
digestion — only a small portion survives as AP and is absorbed into
the body. This low bioavailability is the reason why substantial doses
(such as 500 mg) are needed. The bioavailability of AP might be
increased by taking it with a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in
water, or by allowing the supplement to dissolve under the tongue — a
possibility that has yet to be investigated. (Users who try this with
LifeLink’s product should be aware that the tablets contain some
excipients that won’t dissolve.)
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