FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- High strength buffered vitamin C.
- Delicious orange flavour.
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Thompson's Vitamin C 1000mg chewable tablets are buffered and gentle on the stomach. It is a high potency vitamin C formulation combined with the synergistic action of citrus bioflavonoids extract to enhance absorption and help boost the protective action in our body.
Vitamin C helps to reduce the severity and duration of colds. It plays a very crucial role in the maintenance of our immune system. It is involved in the proper functioning of white blood cells and antibodies.
Vitamin C is an important and powerful antioxidant, along with vitamin A and vitamin E. Antioxidants help block the damage to our body caused by free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally inside our body when food is transformed into energy. Lifestyle factors such as smoking cigarettes and alcohol consumption can also cause free radical damage to our body. Free radicals are also by products of environmental factors such as sunlight exposure, pollution. The build up of free radicals over time may be responsible for the aging process and suppressing the body's immune system. Free radical damage has also been linked to a range of diseases such as heart diseases, cancer and arthritis.
Smoking cigarettes can lower the amount of vitamin C in the body. Therefore it is especially important for smokers to take vitamin C supplements. Vitamin C can help to reduce free radical damage from smoking.
Estrogen containing oral contraceptive pills are also known to lower vitamin C level in the body.
Vitamin C is important in the production of collagen, an important protein in skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Vitamin C is also essential in wound healing.
Signs of vitamin C deficiency include fatigue, depression, impaired wound healing, gum disease, rough, dry scaly skin, splitting hair.
|Active ingredients per tablet|
|Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C)||599mg|
|equiv. ascorbic acid (vitamin C)||401mg|
|Total vitamin C 1000mg|
|Special nutrients (plants and herbal extracts)|
|Rosehips (Rosa canina) fruit powder||5mg|
|Acerola (Malpighia punicifolia) extract. equiv. to dry fruit||5mg|
Free from dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, soy, wheat, yeast, artificial flavouring or artificial preservatives.
Adults - Take 1 tablet a day with food, or as professionally prescribed.
At the onset of cold symptoms, the dose may be increased to 3 tablets a day. Additional supplementation with Good Health Viralex or multivitamin tablets such as Thompsons Immunofort Tablets can also help to boost the immune system and reduce the severity and duration of colds.
Children 4 - 12 years - We recommend Blackmores Bio C 500mg Chewable Tablets.
Vitamin supplementation is beneficial if dietary intake is low and during times of stress.
Ascorbic acid may increase the absorption of aluminium. In kidney failure doses should be separated by at least 2 hours from doses of aluminium-containing preparations.
If taking propranolol, a medication used for high blood pressure and migraine prevention, separate doses by at least 2 hours. Ascorbic acid may decrease the absorption and efficacy of propranolol.
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