Cataplex® C supports the immune system, skin and connective tissue, and bone health.*
- Supports and promotes normal immune system response function
- Promotes vascular integrity through support of the body’s natural collagen-synthesis processes
- Supports healthy bone tissue
- Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity
- Supports the adrenal glands
- High in antioxidant vitamin C*
How does this product support immune system function?
Vitamin C affects several components of the immune system and plays a role in neutrophil action required for efficient immune system function.1 Vitamin C is highly concentrated in leukocytes and is consumed rapidly during infection; reduced levels of vitamin C in leukocytes are associated with reduced immune function.2, 3 T cell maturation is promoted by vitamin C.4 Vitamin C can protect lymphocytes from oxidative stress and support the body’s antioxidant defense system as it relates to T cells and T cell responsiveness.5 Vitamin C can support the body’s mechanisms for protecting against oxidative stress because of the vitamin’s chemical structure. This support manifests in numerous ways, including scavenging reactive oxygen species6 and raising intracellular glutathione levels.7*
What ingredients support healthy connective tissue and bone?
One role of vitamin C is to promote the biosynthesis,8 integrity,9 and maintenance10 of collagen, the connective tissue that cements the cells of the body together. Several studies indicate that vitamin C may support bone health in various populations, such as elderly men11 and young athletes.12 Vitamin C may indirectly protect the vascular endothelium due to actions such as smooth-muscle cell relaxation and vasodilatation.13 Vitamin C also plays a crucial role in formation of endothelial tissue.14*
What ingredients provide antioxidant activity?
Vitamin C plays an integral role in the protection of DNA, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates from normal oxidative changes caused by everyday life. Vitamin C contributes to the maintenance of the redox integrity of cells and protection against reactive oxygen species generated during respiratory burst and inflammatory response.15 Vitamin C also reinforces and extends the antioxidant potential of other vitamins, participates in metabolism of folic acid,16 and facilitates iron absorption by enhancing the availability and absorption of iron from non-heme iron sources.17*
How does this product support the adrenal glands?
Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the function of both the adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla.18 Glandular extracts support the adrenal glands.19*
Whole Food Nutrient Solutions
Since 1929, Standard Process has been the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. We apply systems thinking to holistic nutrition that empowers practitioners to transform lives. Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of our founder, Dr. Royal Lee, our goal is to carry on his mission to provide nutrients for the body that are as close as possible to how they are found in nature.
Our products include foods that are prepared in a way that safeguards their nutritional value. The majority of these ingredients are grown locally on our certified organic farm and may require chopping, dicing, juicing, and/or drying for use in our products. The resulting whole food ingredients are then added to a formula that may include whole food extracts, animal tissue extracts and concentrates, botanicals, whole food isolates, and synthetic ingredients. These highly complex combinations contain a variety of elements designed to trigger trophic effects that support the body’s healthy balance and wellness.*