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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

  • Better than the other product

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    I was very reluctant to buy this new version, because of the bad reviews. Anyway thought I'd give it a go. I found it dissolved perfectly in the water, the other product didn't dissolve well at all, even with lots of stirring. I was very prepared for the super sweet taste, as all the reviews complained about this. I just have it with a whole glass of water, yes it was alot sweeter, but after a few days of my daily dose, I now really enjoy this taste, and kt doesnt seam so sweet anymore. As someone whom has no sugar in my diet, I actually enjoy my morning vit c drink. I felt so sorry for this products bad reviews by people, I thought I'd better take some time out to give it a good review. I would recommend to try it

    Melissa

    12/11/18

  • Great tasting

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    Good basic Vit C for kids. Tastes delicious- hence no problem giving one a day during winter as a ‘treat’.

    Geraldene

    3/11/18

  • High dose vit c

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    I have been buying this product and using it for years.
    It does not seem like the same product.
    Not only had the container changed but so has the product. It is so sweet I cannot palate it and have had to add Lemon juice just to be able to drink it. Surely a health product should not have this much sweetener added. What had happened??

    Cee

    1/11/18

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