Thompsons Vitamin C 500mg Chewable Tablets 200

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Delicious chewable orange flavour.
  • Buffered vitamin C to reduce risk of gastric irritation.
  • With citrus bioflavonoids, rosehips and acerola for enhanced synergistic action. 
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Thompson's Vitamin C 500mg chewable tablets are buffered and gentle on the stomach. 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.


Ingredients

Active ingredients per tablet  
Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) 300mg
Sodium ascorbate 225mg
equiv. ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 200mg
Total vitamin C 500mg  
Special nutrients (plants and herbal extracts)  
Bioflavonoids 5mg
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.


Directions

Adults - Chew 1 to 2 tablets daily, or as professionally prescribed.


Warning

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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