Learn why Doctor’s Best Chose Quali-C
In this interview Steve discusses vitamin C with Eric Ciappio. They discuss the origins of vitamin C research going back to the 1700s when it was discovered that limes prevented scurvy. You may think that scurvy is just an historical footnote, but Eric reveals that 6% of Americans have vitamin C levels so low as to be classified as having scurvy. He also reveals that many more Americans don’t get the modest recommended dietary amount of vitamin C through their diet.
Eric discusses the role of vitamin C in human health and explains its role as an antioxidant. Eric also discusses DSM, the company that makes Quali-C. There is only one company in the world that makes vitamin C that is not in China. And that company is DSM and the vitamin C is Quali-C. Does it matter to you, who makes the raw materials that go into your supplements? It matters to Doctor’s Best. Quality makes a difference. That’s why Doctor’s Best wants you to know about the nutrients in their products. The more you know, the better choice you can make. Better choices lead to better results.
Eric Ciappio, PhD, RD,
Eric Ciappio, PhD, RD, is Manager of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products North America wherehis primary responsibility is supporting the Food & Beverage business unit as well as the I-Health directto consumer family of products. Eric has an undergraduate degree and an MS in Nutrition Science from the University of Delaware and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively. Eric completed his PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Tufts University where his graduate research was focused on B-vitamin intake and colon cancer prevention. He completed his Registered Dietitian training at the College of Saint Elizabeth, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.