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Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals
Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.)
Item Catalog Number: 01736

Occasional constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the United States, particularly among women and the elderly.1 To address this issue, Life Extension® offers a dose-adjustable nutritional solution—Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals—to provide immediate relief from occasional constipation.

A series of rhythmic muscle contractions move food through the digestive tract.2 But highly processed foods and a lack of quality nutrition can occasionally result in normal but temporarily ineffective movement of waste through the colon.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals in the body and protects tissues from oxidative stress.3-5 Vitamin C is a vital cofactor for the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth.4,5

Magnesium is a cofactor in hundreds of enzymatic processes within cells, helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels already within normal range, improves the metabolic profile, and beneficially impacts insulin resistance and inflammation. Research shows many Americans do not obtain adequate magnesium in their diets.6-11

Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals can be used in varying doses depending on individual need. It contains no harsh chemicals12,13 and is safe for up to three times per week, since it contains only nutrients that provide other benefits. Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals is not a fiber—so it never creates more fecal bulk than you can easily evacuate.14,15

References
1. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/constipation/.
2. Available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002282.htm.
3. J Am Coll Nutr. 2003 Feb;22(1):18-35.
4. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Jun;69(6):1086-107.
5. Altern Med Rev. 2003 Nov;8(4):359-77.
6. Adv Nutr. 2013 May 1;4(3):378S-83S.
7. J Hypertens. 2008 Jan;26(1):44-52.
8. Magnes Res. 2007 Jun;20(2):107-29.
9. Magnes Res. 2010 Jun;23(2):73-80.
10. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2008 Feb;19(1):50-6.
11. J Nutr. 2003 Sep;133(9):2879-82.
12. BMC Pediatr. 2012 Nov 15;12:178.
13. Available at: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/704983/POLYETHYLENE_GLYCOL/.
14. Am J Gastroenterol. 1997 Jan;92(1):95-8.
15. World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Sep 7;18(33):4593-6.
Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 level teaspoon (approx. 6 g)

Servings Per Container about 30

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)

4500 mg

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)

4 mg

Magnesium (as magnesium carbonate)

250 mg

Other ingredients: none.

Dosage and Use
  • Drink one level teaspoon mixed in eight ounces of water, without food, followed by an additional eight ounces of water all at once, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Take up to three times per week.
Caution

Ascorbic acid can cause gastric upset or diarrhea for some people. This can often be alleviated by consuming it with meals or lowering the dose then gradually increasing. If you have significant kidney disease, please consult your healthcare provider before using this product.

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Life ExtensionEffervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.)
 
3.0

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        1.0

        Disappointing

        By Richard the skeptic

        from Dublin, CA

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              Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

              I've tried this twice, and found that it had no laxative effect whatsoever. The last time I took it, I did not have a bowel movement for 15 hours, although the ad claims "fast acting colon support, often within an hour or two."

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              5.0

              effervescent vitamin C-magnesium crystal

              By Jenny

              from Florida

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                    Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

                    used as suggested, it has been quite effective

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By thegreati

                    from springfield,ohio

                    Pros

                    • It works

                    Cons

                    • Taste

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

                      it really works

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                      5.0

                      Great product works for me

                      By MKT

                      from Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

                      Pros

                      • Reasonable To Buy
                      • Very gentle
                      • Will Be Using It Regular
                      • Works Like Clockwork

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • As Noted On Product

                      Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

                      My Mother's Market has okayed it to start selling it along with other Life Extension products they carry. It is wonderful

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                      1.0

                      Disappointed

                      By Monique

                      from Boca Raton

                      Pros

                      • Bad Taste
                      • inconvenient
                      • Waste

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

                          I didn't notice any changes and the stuff is not good going down. I do much better with the magnesium tablets.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Cleans you out

                          By David

                          from Peoria, Illinois

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                                Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

                                I used this product on Mon-Wed-Fri and it did work during the first hour and it seems i was good to go for the whole day , without worry of finding a bathroom after a meal out..........

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                                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Not for everybody

                                By BH

                                from Austin, Texas

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                                Pros

                                • Very inexpensive

                                Cons

                                • Not Effective For Me
                                • Tastes AWFUL

                                Best Uses

                                • For Milder Constipation

                                Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

                                Tried one teaspoon with no results
                                Tried two teaspoons on two separate days with no results
                                Money better spent on milk of magnesia..less stomach growling with good results

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                                1.0

                                Not Impressed!

                                By LoToe

                                from West Palm Beach, Florida

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                                      Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

                                      Tried this as directed for constipation issues on 3 different days, no relief at all. Very disappointed in this product.

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                                      5.0

                                      Thank God finally, something that works!

                                      By Ben

                                      from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistently Is Effective
                                      • Lasts several days
                                      • Safer Than Laxatives
                                      • Works quickly

                                      Cons

                                      • None that I can think of

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Once or twice a week
                                      • To Aid Bowel Movement

                                      Comments about Life Extension Effervescent Vitamin C - Magnesium Crystals, Net Wt. 180 g (0.397 lb. or 6.35 oz.):

                                      Folks - I have to you tell that as I got older (I'm 64 as of this writing), it has become harder for me to be consistent with regards to having bowel movements. There are times when I have the urge to go badly, only to be met by the proverbial brick wall. And after several days it would be unbearable to say the least. I would then eventually try various laxatives, and oftentimes they may slightly work after 24 hours or so, or not work at all.

                                      Then I saw my wife's Life Extension booklet and saw the advertisement for these Vitamin C and Magnesium crystals. So I said, why not...and ordered 4 containers.

                                      When they arrived, they tell you to put the crystals in water. I tried that - yuck.....it was just like drinking that magnesium Citrate liquid that doctors prescribe for aiding in a Bowel Movement. The taste is horrendous (it's not flavored). But sure as heck, within 1.5 hours, I was rushing to the bathroom. And when I was finished I weighed 3-4 lbs less - go figure (so I suppose that the last time somebody told me that I was full of _ _ _ _, they must have really been right).

                                      So the next time I tried these crystals, I added them to lemonade (much more palatable), followed by another 8 ounces of water. And again....like clockwork, I was having a bowel movement within one hour. These crystals really clean you out.

                                      Now listen - when the directions say to use a level teaspoon, by all means comply with that direction. What I did the first time (assuming mine was a bad case of constipation) was to add a heaping teaspoon. Mannnnnn, that was too much as it really cleaned me out - almost water-like. Next time I used the proper dosage and all was OK.

                                      All I can say is that this stuff works and it's not done artificially like many laxatives. And you won't have to wait 12 hours or more for it to function. It works within 45 minutes to 1.5 hours easily. You feel so much better, "lighter," and relieved.

                                      So now I use it maybe twice a week because it's very adept at also aiding in your having normal (regular) bowel movements for a few days after taking a dose.

                                      It's a very good feeling to be able to add some regularity to what was once an otherwise "stopped up" world. Sorry, there was no other way to state this effectively.

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