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acerola derived C vitamin in bio-flavonoid complex is an active ingredient of ImmuMax
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Acerola Fruit or Barbados cherry (lat. Malpighia glabra or Malpighia emarginata) is a significant source of vitamin C in the natural form of ascorbic acid, containing as much as 4500 milligrams per 100 grams of edible fruit. Vitamin C is an essential dietary nutrient, playing a role in immune system health. It is also important in the synthesis of collagen, a structural component of bone, skin and blood vessels as well as the synthesis of brain chemicals involved in mood regulation. This small cherry fruit provides as much C vitamin as 1 kg of lemons. One small glass (180 ml) of acerola juice provides as much C vitamin as 14 litters of orange juice. It also provides substantial amounts of provitamin A and thiamine (B1 vitamin), riboflavin (B2 vitamin), niacin (PP vitamin), calcium, phosphorous and iron. Vitamin C from acerola cherries is in bioflavonoid complex together with rutin and hesperidin. It is more stable in this complex and it is gradually realised from this complex what improves its bioavailability.

Rutin is a complex sugar found in abundance in buckwheat, and also in lesser amounts in asparagus, rhubarb, and the peels and rinds of citrus fruit. The name rutin comes from Ruta graveolens, the scientific name of the herb common rue, which also contains rutin. Before 1950, rutin was called "vitamin P", although it is not actually a vitamin.

There are a number of beneficial effects of rutin in the human body:
• Rutin counteracts platelet-activating factor (PAF), which causes blood clot formation and which triggers the inflammatory reactions of allergies.
• Rutin counteracts aldose reductase, an enzyme that transforms glucose sugar into a sugar alcohol called sorbitol. Sorbitol can thicken the lenses of the eyes and the linings of the nerves, causing damage to sight and sensation.
• Rutin can reduce the rate at which oxidized LDL cholesterol attracts the white blood cells that transform it into the plaque that hardens arteries.
• Rutin is a mild anti-inflammatory agent and a strong antioxidant.
• Rutin strengthens the linings of blood vessels throughout the body, reducing bleeding and preventing collapse.

Hesperidin - is a flavonoid glycoside (7-rutoside). Hesperidin is thought to have beneficial effects on the blood vessels. Chronic Venous Insufficiency A condition in which the veins do not efficiently return blood from the legs to the heart, chronic venous insufficiency is linked to problems like varicose veins, ankle swelling, and nighttime leg cramping. Supplements containing a combination of hesperidin and ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C) may help treat chronic venous insufficiency, according to a 2007 study published in International Angiology.

In a study in Angiology 1994, a supplement containing a combination of hespiridin and diosmin (another antioxidant compound available in citrus fruits) was found to aid in the treatment of haemorrhoids.

C Vitamin is probably the best known vitamin. It plays many roles and functions i.a. strengthens immune system, counterstrikes tiredness. Read more → Vitamin C and the immune system

One has to underline that neither C vitamin nor rutosides do not have direct immuno-modulatory effect and do not activate immune system directly. However, they are essential for proper and effective function of the immune system. They support action of lipopolysaccharide complex from Spiruliny platensis extract and β-glucan being polysaccharide complex from baker's yeast extract.

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Please notice! The presented product is a dietary supplement and this presentation does not intend to attribute to it the property of preventing, treating or curing any human disease, or does not refer to such properties. Exact to the Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on 10 June 2002.