Vitamin C aka Ascorbic Acid is one of the most widely known vitamins and is available naturally in some fruits and vegetables.
It has its highest concentration in citrus fruits. Its also made in a lab through a fermentation
process from carbohydrates from corn starch, for addition to foods and in supplement manufacture.
Although vitamin C can be self made by some animals, humans must get their vitamin c from outside sources. The body uses vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues. It helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth.
Ascorbic acid is the chemical name for vitamin C and gets that name from the disease it was initially used to treat, Scurvy, caused by vitamin C deficiency (a signifies no, and scorbutus is the latin word for scurvy). Signs of vitamin deficiency include dry and splitting hair; gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and bleeding gums; rough, dry, scaly skin; decreased wound-healing rate, easy bruising; nosebleeds; and a decreased ability to ward off infection.
Whats the dosage?
The usual dose for adults is 1 capsule per day with a glass of water. In times of recovering from Vitamin C deficiency double the dose for 3 days.
How long until I get the benefits?
It will start from the first dose.
What is vitamin C used for?
Vitamin C has several mechanisms of action that give it wide-ranging benefits to the body. It is a water-soluble antioxidant, that promotes a healthy immune system, and supports connective tissue formation.
Because it is a cofactor in the synthesis of collagen and other connective tissue constituents. Vitamin C is essential for promoting wound healing and supporting injury repair . The combined positive effects of vitamin C on collagen synthesis, antioxidant status, and immune function make it an important nutrient for healing.
It has been used for: prevention of scurvy, improved immunity, wound repair, managing asthma, diabetes, heart diseases, common cold, lowering hypertension, vasodilation, lead toxicity, cataracts (eye disorder), cancer, mood, & combating stroke, hair, heart and skin health.
What do the capsules contain?
Each capsule contains 500mg of Vitamin C, and 50mg of lemon Bioflavonoids.
What are Lemon Bioflavonoids?
Lemon Bioflavonoids are phytochemicals extracted from the rinds of lemons. Lemon Bioflavonoids work to enhance and prolong the effect of the vitamin C by inhibiting its breakdown in the body. Although Bioflavonoids themselves have health benefits, we have added them to this product to potentiate the vitamin C benefits.
Is this synthetic or natural?
Both! The Ascorbic Acid in our capsules have been synthesized from corn starch, so is derived from a natural source. Whether you get your Vitamin C directly from oranges, or synthesized from corn starch the molecule its self is exactly the same. The difference being the dosage per serving. To get 500mg of vitamin C, would either require eating 10 oranges or taking 1 capsule.
What are the side effects?
Most people will not experience any side effects if taken as directed. Vitamin C in itself is of low toxicity, but there has been cases of adverse effects, usually because of mega dosing of 2000mg or more, such as diarrhea, nausea and other digestive disturbances. If you experience any side effects, stop taking and consult your doctor.
Are there any drug interactions?
A number of medicines may interact with vitamin C. including protease inhibitors (antiviral drugs), estrogens (including some contraceptives), anticoagulants, and aluminum products (such as antacids). These vitamin C interactions can increase your risk of developing side effects or reduce the effectiveness of the medications, so be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before using any other drugs with the vitamin.
How long until I get my order?
NZ orders received before 2pm, usually arrive the following business day. Although there are sometimes exceptions. We do all we can to get you your order a quick as possible. International orders take 1-2 weeks.
Is it Guaranteed?
Yes. We only manufacture and sell the most quality and effective products. So can offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a refund. (see FAQ page for full details of our guarantee).