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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.

Product Reviews

  • Very good product

    Have been taking Ester C in powder or tablets for years now and rarely suffer from colds or viruses.
    Thanks Healthpost, order one day and your parcel arrives the next afternoon.

    Ella

    17/09/16

  • Worth it.

    Definitely worth it. The taste is not horrible and it comes with its own spoon which is very convenient

    Silver

    15/09/16

  • very happy

    No cold this winter, even though I was surrounded by many people getting sick, Nice tasting and easy to take.

    Carrie

    14/09/16

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