Synergy with Vitamin C

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Vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin, is located in many tissues, including blood vessels, and may be protective against the oxidation of LDL, since low vitamin C levels in the aorta have been found in people with cardiovascular disease.  Together, beta carotene and vitamin C may offer synergistic protection against cardiovascular disease.  In addition, both of these antioxidants complement the actions of vitamin E in preventing oxidation of LDL and other bio molecules.  Beta-carotene is a fat-soluble antioxidant while vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant, and together they provide antioxidant protection to both the lipid and the aqueous portions of our body’s cellular matrix.

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3 thoughts on “Synergy with Vitamin C

  1. Hi,

    You said, “In addition, both of these antioxidants complement the actions of vitamin E in preventing oxidation of LDL and other biomolecules.”

    Is this to say that vitamin c alone synergistically complements vitamin E, as well as the fact that beta-carotene complements vitamin E, or is neither true unless the C and beta-carotene are paired?

    Thanks so much!

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