Vitamin C is a water-soluble essential nutrient that must be obtained from the diet or from supplements because the body cannot manufacture it. It is a sensitive nutrient that can be easily destroyed by heat and improper handling of food. Emotional and physical stress, such as smoking, high environmental pollutants, illness, surgery, injuries, infections and use of contraceptive pills all deplete the body of vitamin C. It is an important supplementation for good health, especially when the dietary intakes are low.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which helps protect cells from damage by free radicals. Free radical damage contributes to ageing and age-related diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disorders. It also prevents other vitamins, including A and E, from being oxidised.
Vitamin C plays an important role in the body’s immune system. It promotes resistance to infection. It is found to provide some protection against common cold and shorten its duration. Large amounts of vitamin C stimulate the production of lymphocytes (white blood cells) which are an important part of the immune system. Vitamin C is also needed by the thymus gland, an important gland involved in immunity. It also increases the mobility of phagocytes, which are white blood cells that destroy bacteria, viral cells and other harmful foreign invaders.
Vitamin C is involved in the production of collagen, a protein molecule that provides structural support to connective tissue such as bone matrix, cartilage, ligament and skin. It is thus essential for skin, bone and joint health, and wound healing.
GENTLE TO THE STOMACH & BETTER ABSORPTION
Acid Free C provides vitamin C in non-acidic form of calcium ascorbate. It is ideal for those with sensitive stomach, or who can not tolerate the acid form of vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Bioflavonoids work synergistically with vitamin C, increasing its absorption and effectiveness.
Calcium ascorbate (acid free vitamin C), citrus bioflavonoids, rutin, hesperidin
Each bottle contains 120 capsules.
Adults - Take 1 tablet daily, with a meal.
CAUTIONS / WARNINGS:
Always read the label. Use only as directed.