Patented pH neutral vitamin C. Viridian Ester C. Highly effective, highly absorbable patented form of vitamin C. Ester-C is a neutral pH presentation of vitamin C, where the vitamin C is buffered to make it gentler on the stomach particularly where large amounts are consumed.
Ester C (from Zila Nutraceuticals) 550mg providing: ascorbic acid 434mg calcium 53mg / threonic acid 5mg Viridian green food blend 54mg
Dog Powered by Ester C 12/3/2007, 6th Oct 2008
Reviewer: Julie Goodwin
When Jess began struggling to jump up into the back of the car, owner Ann Crearie recognised the symptoms of arthritis in her 6-year-old Border Collie. “I have always had dogs and as they get older, they often suffer with stiff joints, especially the bigger dogs,” explains Ann. As a natural medicine enthusiast, Ann takes a multivitamin and various herbals herself, so it was off to her local health food store for advice when Jess began to slow down. “The store recommended a special gentle form of vitamin C, called Viridian Ester-C, for Jess, which comes in a capsule. I just open two capsules and add them to her food each day.” Although dogs have been shown to manufacture their own vitamin C in large quantities, some practitioners speculate that dogs - particularly older ones - do not always manufacture optimal levels of vitamin C and that lower tissue levels of vitamin C may exacerbate chronic joint inflammation and muscle stiffness. Dr. Geir Erik Berge, a veterinarian in Oslo, Norway, gave 100 disabled dogs 30 mg/kg of Ester-C three times daily for six months. To qualify for the study, a dog had to have one of the following chronic conditions involving the joints and connective tissue: severe joint injury, arthrosis, spondylosis, hip dysplasia, older disc–prolapse, muscle atrophy as a result of functional loss, or senile wear–and–tear in support and motion systems. After one week of treatment with Ester-C, some 75 per cent of the ailing dogs showed dramatic improvement in their conditions. Further studies on dogs and horses have confirmed that Ester-C is helpful in both arthritis and other joint pain and inflammation problems. “Jess is now jumping around like a much younger dog,” says Ann. “The Ester-C has given her a real spring in her step!”