Vitamin C-Lipid Metabolites: Uptake and Retention and Effect on Plasma C-Reactive Protein and Oxidized LDL Levels in Healthy Volunteers
Dario Pancorbo, Carlos Vazquez, and Mary Ann Fletcher
A new formulation of vitamin C-lipid metabolites was previously found to be more rapidly taken up by human T-lymphocytes and to stimulate neurite outgrowth, fibroblast adhesion, and suppression of xenobiotic-induced T-cell hyperactivation more rapidly. After oral supplementation, blood levels of PureWay-C were tested in healthy participants. C-reactive protein (CRP) and oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels were also examined in the blood. When compared to other vitamin C formulations, oral supplementation with PureWay-C resulted in a higher decrease in plasma C-reactive protein and oxidized LDL levels. PureWay-C is more rapidly absorbed than other forms of vitamin C, including Ester-C, and results in higher blood vitamin C levels and lower plasma levels of inflammatory and oxidative stress indicators.