Vitamin C 500mg
Chewable Vitamin C is an orange flavoured vitamin C that contains natural mandarin & orange fruit powders. Vitamin C is an antioxidant & is essential for immune system function & healthy teeth, gums, blood vessels & bones. 60 chewable tablets
Vitamin C is vital for: First line defence against oxidation and free radical damage, both of which are known to initiate many of the most common diseases - cancer, heart disease, age-related eye diseases and other chronic conditions. Maintenance of healthy connective tissue and bones (a deficiency often leads to bleeding and poor wound healing) Normal metabolism of cholesterol and the production of cortisol by the adrenal gland. The production of collagen (found in both skin and bones) in the metabolism or various brain chemicals. The synthesis of the hormone noradrenalin, which has powerful effects upon pulse rate and blood pressure. Supports the body's natural mechanism of preventing or reducing inflammation with a vigorous immune response, reducing the discomfort normally associated with colds and infections.
Chew or suck on 1-2 tablets daily, or as professionally prescribed.
Vitamin C, which can also be known as ascorbic acid, is a water soluble vitamin. This means it is not stored in the body for any great period of time, and needs to by continually replaced or replenished. Vitamin C is the least stable of all vitamins and it is very sensitive to oxygen. This means its potency can be lost through exposure to light and air. A primary function of Vitamin C in the body is maintaining collagen levels. Collagen is a protein necessary for the formation of connective tissue in the skin, ligaments and bones.
How can Vitamin C help us? Vitamin C plays a role in healing wounds and burns. This is because it facilitates the formation of connective tissue in the actual scar. Vitamin C also aids in forming red blood cells and prevents hemorrhaging. In addition to these important things Vitamin C fights bacterial infections and reduces the effects on the body of some allergy producing substance. For this reason, Vitamin C is frequently used in the prevention and treatment of the common cold. Large amounts of Vitamin C are found in the adrenal glands and this vitamin is essential in the formation of adrenalin. Adrenalin is the hormone that makes us react in any situation. During stress, the level of this vitamin is rapidly used up. So if you are under constant or regular stress, it is very important that you take Vitamin C every day. The benefits of taking Vitamin C are many. Vitamin C promotes fine bone and teeth formation, while protecting the dentine and pulp. It reduces the effects on the body of some allergy producing substances. Vitamin C is frequently used in the prevention and treatment of the common cold. However you should avoid Vitamin C when you have a cold - if you already have a lot of mucous, as this vitamin seems to produce more. The lubricating fluid of the joints becomes thinner, allowing freer movement, when the levels of Vitamin C are high. Therefore arthritic patients given Vitamin C may find some relief of pain. It is an important nutrient in treating wounds because it speeds up the healing process. As well as this Vitamin C may lower blood cholesterol content of patients with arteriosclerosis. In fact the serum cholesterol level in individual's has been reduced 35 to 40 % by the intake of Vitamin C. The need for Vitamin C increases with age, due to a greater need to regenerate collagen. With age the sex glands develop a greater need for Vitamin C and will draw it from other tissues, leaving these tissues vulnerable to disease. If enough Vitamin C is taken to saturate tissues, it will enter cells where dormant viruses are and destroy them. As well as this, Vitamin C is essential for stimulating the immune system, enabling the body to resist disease, including cancer. Some individuals taking 10 grams of Vitamin C a day have reported their cancer has disappeared. Other terminal cancer patients lived 4 times longer than those in a control group. Vitamin C increases the power of the body's defence systems, working against bacteria, including the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, staphylococcus and typhoid fever. As you can see Vitamin C is a very important vitamin to make sure we are all taking, every day.
How easily is Vitamin C absorbed in the body? Once you have taken Vitamin C, it takes 2 or 3 hours before it reaches a maximum level in the blood. After this time it starts to decrease as it is eliminated in the urine and through perspiration. Most Vitamin C is eliminated from the body in 3 or 4 hours. This is why Vitamin C should be taken every day and at regular intervals throughout the day, say 4 hourly. Because Vitamin C is the stress vitamin it is used up even more rapidly under stressful situations. Humans, apes and guinea pigs are among the very few animals that need Vitamin C in their foodstuff's, because they are unable to meet bodily needs. Because of this we must rely on a regular dietary source. Taken orally, most of the vitamin is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth, stomach and upper part of the small intestines. The larger the dose, the less in absorbed. For example if you take a supplementation of 250 milligrams or less, 80% of this will be absorbed, however if you take a supplementation of up to 2 grams, which is 2000 milligrams, approximately 50% of this will be absorbed. Therefore it is best to take Vitamin C in small doses several times a day. Our body's ability to absorb Vitamin C is reduced by smoking, stress, high fever, prolonged administration of antibiotics or cortisone, inhalation of DDT or petrol fumes and the ingestion of aspirin and other pain killers. A lot of people who get indigestion take baking soda in water. Doing this creates an alkaline medium in the stomach which destroys Vitamin C.
How much Vitamin C do we need each day? There are a lot of different ideas on how much Vitamin C we need to take in each day. This varies from 250mg to 10grams per day. This variation is caused by differences in weight, amount of activity, rate of metabolism, ailments and age. Periods of stress, such as anxiety, infection, injury, surgery, burns or fatigue increase the body's need for this vitamin. Toxicity symptoms usually do not occur with high intakes of Vitamin C, because the body simply discharges whatever it cannot use. However large doses may have side effects in some people. Symptoms can be a slight burning sensation during urination, loose bowels, intestinal gas and or skin rashes. When any symptom occurs, dosage should be reduced. It may help to take the vitamin after a meal, which is better for proper assimilation. Some people have a rare genetic disease that forms kidney stones when large amounts of Vitamin C are taken. These people need to reduce their intake of the vitamin. Vitamin C can also alter some blood tests, so if you are having any and are also taking this vitamin you should let the person know who is taking this test. Lowering the dose level of Vitamin C after ingesting high doses, can result in symptoms of scurvy. Therefore, reduction of the vitamin should be done slowly over a period of time until the body has adjusted.
Can you be deficient in Vitamin C? What are the symptoms of a deficiency? Signs of a deficiency in Vitamin C are a shortness of breath, impaired digestion, bleeding gums, weakened enamel or dentine, tendency to bruising, swollen or painful joints, nosebleeds, anaemia, lowered resistance to infections and slow healing of wounds and fractures. Severe deficiency results in scurvy. Breaks in the capillary walls are signs of Vitamin C deficiency and clots usually form at the point of the break. Therefore a lack of Vitamin C is a probable cause of heart attacks and strokes initiated by clots. Because Vitamin C promotes the healing of wounds and protects the body from bacterial infections, allergens and other pollutants, it is often beneficial to flush the body with Vitamin C. Flushing the body can effectively treat chemical allergies and chemical poisoning, arsenic and radiation poisoning, influenza and sprains and can prevent a host of other illnesses including cancer and AIDS.
Each tablet provides 500gm of Vitamin C. Contains Calcium Ascorbate 303mg, Ascorbic acid 250mg, Mandarin Fruit Powder 100mg, Orange Fruit Powder 75mg. Sweeteners: Fructose & Sorbitol. Flavour: Natural Orange with Citric Acid. Tableting Aids: Magnesium Stearate & Magnesium Silicate. This product is Yeast, Starch & Gluten Free.
Keep out of reach of Children. Keep in a cool dry place.