Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that cannot be synthesized by humans and must therefore be obtained through food. After ingestion, the specific substance becomes accessible to the target tissues at a certain concentration, what is called bioavailability.
Bioavailability is conditioned by various mechanisms in the body: rate of absorption, mode of distribution in the body, metabolism and excretion.
For Vitamin C, the rate of absorption from the gut is a limiting factor in bioavailability. There seems to be some upper limit to the ability to absorb through the intestinal wall regardless of the dose taken. That is why we have been looking for a way to provide better absorption and targeted delivery with equal intake of the active substance.
In order to improve the absorption rate of Vitamin C, various forms of Vitamin C have been developed: solutions, candies, tablets. Such forms have not demonstrated a significant difference in bioavailability.
Technology that is proven to improve Vitamin C bioavailability is based on microencapsulation techniques. It is a technology that captures the active substances by building an additional wall around it that serves as a sheath. There are several ways to encapsulate vitamin C, but currently the market is dominated by liposome processes. Unfortunately, this technology has some drawbacks, the main ones being the low encapsulation efficiency, short shelf life and taste of the product, which some users find unpleasant.
Biostile have developed their own method of microencapsulating vitamin C with cyclodextrins, which is 100% natural and non-animal. The end product is a soft capsule containing 250mg of microcapsulated Vitamin C pomegranate, which is a source of natural, organically bound Vitamin C, which is slowly and deliberately released by the gastrointestinal tract, allowing for better absorption into the body and at places where our body needs it. .
Content: 60 capsules
Recommended dosage: Two capsules a day (2x1); at breakfast and lunch.
Composition: Microencapsulated® Pomegranate Extract (Rosa canina) with at least 70% Vitamin C capsule (HPMC - hydroxypropyl methylcellulose)
The recommended daily dose (2 capsules) contains:
Ingredient Quantity Share of VAT *
Microencapsulated® Rosehip Extract (Rosa canina) 600 mg n.d.
of which Microencapsulated Vitamin C at least 420 mg 525%
* Recommended daily intake according to NIJZ 2016, n.d.-not specified
Approved product health claims:
Vitamin C plays a role in:
the functioning of the immune system during and after intense physical activity.
collagen production for normal function of veins, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth.
immune system function and in protecting cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin C contributes to the release of energy from metabolism, nervous system function to normal psychological function, reducing fatigue and exhaustion, and restoring reduced form of vitamin E.
Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron.
The product will also be available in public and private pharmacies and specialty stores.