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Vitamin C Supplements

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy body function. Our bodies need a regular renewable source of vitamin C because, unlike most animals, we humans can’t make it ourselves.

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Vitamin C Info

Vitamin C is probably best known for its role in preventing scurvy, the severe deficiency disease common on long distance sea voyages and among soldiers on war rations right through to the early 20th century.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy body function. Our bodies need a regular renewable source of vitamin C because, unlike most animals, we humans can’t make it ourselves. It is a water soluble nutrient so not able to be absorbed into our fatty tissues. Therefore on a daily basis we need to obtain adequate amounts through our food intake, and when necessary from dietary supplements.

Vitamin C Benefits

Vitamin C has many important functions in key areas of the body. It is an antioxidant, controlling free radical damage to cells. It supports the immune system and maintains integrity of blood vessels and connective tissue. It is an essential nutrient for healthy adrenal gland function. It has anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory actions. Vitamin C performs so many direct and indirect actions in humans that a deficiency has extremely wide ranging implications.

Vitamin C Side Effects

Vitamin C is extremely safe. Your body adjusts its vitamin C absorption according to need. Any dietary excess is excreted via the kidneys and in large supplementary doses the unabsorbed excess is flushed out via the lower bowel in a moderate form of diarrhoea – a short term balancing mechanism. The ascorbic acid form of vitamin C may cause gastrointestinal discomfort, whereas an ascorbate form is generally well tolerated. In cases of pre-existing kidney disease or renal failure vitamin C intake needs to be managed carefully. Caution is advised in cases of hemochromatosis because vitamin C enhances iron absorption.

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  • Easy on the stomach Fantastic

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    I really like this product.Alot of vit c products upset my stomach but this one is fantastic.It helped with my sinus problem as well.
    So Yes I will be purchasing this again.

    michele

    23/01/17

  • Perfect for the whole family

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    My children love the taste of these chewable. Having a large family I love the fact it comes in a big bottle at a great price. Definitely helps keep the winter sniffles away.

    Rach

    17/01/17

  • Excellent product

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    I have used Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C consistently for a couple of years. I am thrilled with it and recommend it to my friends.

    I see that another customer has said they would purchase if they could get it for the U.S. price. It's important to remember that the U.S. price when converted to New Zealand dollars and shipping costs would make it more costly than it is in New Zealand.

    True Liposomal products are very expensive to make and I am more than happy to pay for a product that is true to label.

    Alison

    17/01/17

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