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Vitamin C Supplements

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy body function. It is an antioxidant, supports the immune system, maintains the integrity of blood vessels and connective tissue and much more. Our bodies need a regular renewable source of vitamin C because we can’t make it ourselves.

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Vitamin C Info

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. Our 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

  • Brilliant.

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    Amazing to keep the household well from a daily dose and brilliant for when the flu, coughs and colds arise. Its very rare these days for our kids to get sick because of this product but recently from getting chilled at sport, we had to increase the dosing to 3x daily to achieve a quick recovery.
    We buy in bulk when on special to ensure we never run out because its such a great investment in health.Previously the kids were always sick from low immunity. Thx Healthpost for providing such a great product.

    Mary

    22/06/17

  • A Good Product

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    I buy this for my husband who cannot have any vitamin C that is acidic. He finds this supplement works very well for him.

    Lorraine

    20/06/17

  • Best Vit C for the whole family

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    I have used this product for years as our only Vit C product. A member of our household will die if they ever get pneumonia ( they are at high risk) so any sniffle is dosed with several grams a day of Vit C. Its the best high does C on the market, and $20 cheaper on Healthpost that our local health shop

    Jacqui

    20/06/17

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