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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

  • Magical!!!

    This product works! 100%! Great for fatigue, fight off a cold, or just whenever we needed a little "lift". Read the Directions so that you won't get put off by its texture.

    Danni

    28/11/16

  • Had high hopes

    Every year I get slammed by hayfever, affecting my eyes severely. I've been taking Solgar Quercetin daily for a couple of months but in last few days I've had severe hayfever symptoms and I'm back on antihistamines and medicated eye drops. The Quercetin may have held my hayfever at bay but it's not effective now.

    Janelle

    24/11/16

  • Good Hayfever Relief

    I had a sudden onset of hayfever a couple of months ago. Raw throat, dry eyes, sneezing - horrible headache etc. Started taking one tablet twice daily for symptoms. Good relief quickly, then just take one tablet in the morning. Basically dealt with all my symptoms, I certainly notice if I don't take them. Great product!

    Lisa

    18/11/16

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  • Stepping up the Vitamin C

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