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Extra C Tablets

Highly Absorbable Vitamin C

Ethical Nutrients Extra C Tablets. Highly absorbable Vitamin C. A non-acidic formulation that is gentle on the stomach and scientifically designed for enhanced absorption. Vitamin C Supplement with Hesperidin and Cysteine Hydrochloride. Assists in the management of colds and 'flu by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms. May assist in reducing the severity of hay fever, allergies and upper respiratory tract infections. May assist in wound management, reducing muscular cramps and promoting healthy bones, teeth, skin and hair. Antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Contains NO gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, eggs, nuts, starches, yeasts or salt. 60 tablets

RRP $33.50, price $28.50.

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60 Tablets

Common Uses

Assists in the management of colds and 'flus by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms. May assist in reducing the severity of hay fever, allergies and upper respiratory tract infections. May assist in wound management, reducing muscular cramps and promoting healthy bones, teeth, skin and hair. Antioxidant and free radical scavenger.

Suggested Dosage

Adults: Take 1 tablet daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Not suitable for children under two years of age without medical advice.

Health Information

This is what Ethical Nutrients have to say to us about "Warding off the winter woes"

The wintery weather is upon us and now is the time to begin taking care of your health if you don't want to fall prey to the colds and ‘flus which inevitably come with the cooler weather. Upper respiratory tract infections such as colds and ‘flus are the most common of all infections and during winter they are almost considered a fact of life. To prepare for the cold and ‘flu season, there is no time like the present. One of the best ways to counter these infections is to keep your immune system fighting fit!

The Common Cold vs. the ‘Flu

The terms "cold" and "‘flu" are often used interchangeably, however, whilst both can cause you to feel miserable, these two conditions have some key differences. When you wake up aching all over, sneezing, coughing and feverish – how do you know whether you are suffering from the common cold or the ‘flu? It’s a common misconception that the common cold and the ‘flu are the same. Although these two ailments have many similarities, they have different causes and can bring about different symptoms.

The common cold is considered a mild form of respiratory infection and symptoms tend to involve a sore throat, runny nose and congestion; ‘flu symptoms tend to be more pronounced. The ‘flu is also more likely to cause fatigue, fever, and aches and pains in the muscles and joints.

Both colds and ‘flus are caused by viruses, however, the real difference between them is the type of virus that causes the illness. There are over 200 types of viruses that may cause the common cold, the most common of which are known as rhinoviruses ("rhino" is Greek for "nose"). The ‘flu is caused by only one type of virus: the influenza virus. There are three subtypes on influenza and many different strains, which is why the ‘flu can be so hard to avoid.

Your Immune System – Your Weapon Against Infection

Your immune system is responsible for protecting you from potentially harmful invaders including the viruses that cause colds and ‘flu. If a virus does enter your body, your body detects the virus and your immune system floods the upper respiratory tract region with white blood cells and other chemical substances to help fight the invasion. Under normal circumstances, the immune system is called in to combat an invader and quickly defeats the virus or bacteria. Unfortunately, these days, due to our fast-paced modern lifestyle, people place less emphasis on taking care of themselves and the result is an over-burdened immune system incapable of defending you from illness. When your body's natural defences become depleted, this leaves you vulnerable to many types of illnesses. Supporting your immune system is essential to make sure it has the power to fight off viral illnesses that can ruin your winter.

Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief.  Prepare Yourself For Cold And ‘Flu Season!

By selecting a well-chosen herbal and nutritional supplement you can improve your resistance to illness and reduce the likelihood of catching a cold or ‘flu that renders you bedridden for days or weeks. Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief can improve the function of your body’s natural defences thereby protecting against infection. This formula contains the herb Andrographis paniculata which has a long history of traditional use for enhancing immune system function and reducing the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections. The addition of other immune boosting herbs and nutrients such as echinacea, Siberian ginseng, zinc and vitamin A make this a great product for resisting infection, accelerating recovery from illness and alleviating many of the symptoms associated with the common cold. Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief may help to relieve a myriad of cold and flu symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, sinusitis, phlegm, persistent coughs, headaches and earaches, making it an essential supplement for the winter months.

The Cold War

As well as taking an immune-boosting supplement such as Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief, there are a few simple tips you can follow to improve your resistance to infection and battle colds and flus. Instead of waiting until you get sick to make these changes, the key is to give your diet and lifestyle an overhaul before the cold and & flu bugs get to you.

*Rest: Quality sleep is vital to good health and a healthy immune response. If you are sick, rest is an essential part of the healing process to help build your body back up, as all your energy needs to go into fighting the infection.

*Stay Hydrated: Keeping hydrated will keep your throat moist and replace fluid lost due to fever and sweating. Water is best, however, fresh fruit and vegetable juices can provide nutrients to support immune function and herbal teas may help to minimise symptoms. Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol as they will make you more dehydrated.

*Eat a healthy diet: Over-processing of food is common practice and has led to the production of many packaged and fast foods that have little or no nutritional benefit and yet are high in sugar, fat and salt. To avoid suppressing our immune system, it is important to reduce fatty, processed foods and eat lots of fruit and vegetables, whole grains and foods containing essential fats (such as oily fish, nuts and seeds).

Moderate consistent exercise has been shown to boost immune system response and provide substantial benefits in immune system health over the long term. That being said, it is still advised that you rest during the acute phase of the illness.

*Minimise Stress: Stress hormones inhibit the function of all aspects of immunity. Take time out to relax and reduce stress so that you don't have to take time out to be sick!

*Don't Spread It: To prevent spreading infection to family, friends and work colleagues, be sure to take time off work or school during the acute stage of infection and practice good hygiene techniques such as regular hand washing.

*Try Some Herbal Relief: Herbal teas such as lemon and ginger with a teaspoon of honey can help to soothe a sore throat, as can gargling salt in warm water. Steam inhalations can help to break up mucous and alleviate congested sinuses.

*Good Bugs for Immune Maintenance: 70% of our immune system is in our digestive system. To maintain good health and a strong immune system, remember to take your Inner Health Plus every day.

*Support Yourself Nutritionally: There are certain nutrients, such as zinc and vitamin C, which have been shown to play a significant role in immune system function. To increase your levels of these two key nutritionals, consider supplementing with the Ethical Nutrients Mega Zinc Powder and these Ethical Nutrients Extra C Tablets.

Preparing for the Cold Snap

With the seasonal changes upon us, cold temperatures set in and runny noses and sniffles start to become a regular occurrence. You have the ability to reduce these symptoms and combat colds and flus with a well-chosen supplement such as the Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief. Following basic healthy diet and lifestyle principles will also ensure your natural defences are functioning at their best so you can have a happy and healthy winter, free from colds and flu.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.


Each tablet contains: Calcium ascorbate dihydrate 779.8 mg, equiv. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 640 mg, Nicotinamide ascorbate 255.5 mg, equiv. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 151 mg, equiv. Nicotinamide 104.5 mg, Sodium ascorbate 139.1 mg, equiv. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 123 mg, Magnesium ascorbate 54.6 mg, equiv. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 49 mg, Potassium ascorbate 24.2 mg, equiv. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 17 mg, Hesperidin complex 39.8 mg, Cysteine hydrochloride 9.7 mg. No added artificial flavouring or colouring. Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, eggs, nuts, starches, yeasts and salt.


Keep out of reach of Children. Not suitable for children under two years of age without medical advice.

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