Super C 500 mg / 100 Caps.

Super C 500 mg / 100 Caps.

Super C 500 mg / 100 Caps.

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Quick Overview

Super C capsules are a fantastic source of both Vitamn C as mineral ascorbates and the vital co-factors including multiple bioflavonoids, hesperidin and rutin.



  • Multiple mineral ascorbates

  • several bioflavonoid fruit extracts

  • 500mg Vitamin C per capsule

Details

Ingredients (Serving Size 1 Capsule):

500 mg Vitamin C (from ascorbic acid, acerola cherry powder, rose hips, ascorbyl palmitate, calcium-/ magnesium-/ potassium-/ zinc-/ manganese-/ selenium-/ chromium-/ vanadium-/ boron-/ molybdenum and copper ascorbate)

80 mg Bioflavonoid Complex (hesperidin, rutin, rose hip powder, lemon-/ lime-/ orange-/ tangerine- and grapefruit bioflavonoids)

other ingredients: gelatin, water

Free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shell fish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts and soybeans. Gluten free.

Information:

Vitamin C is also known as Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C's Functions in Your Body
Every aspect of your body requires Vitamin C for tissue growth and repair.  Without vitamin C, collagen, the primary protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels would break down.

Vitamin C is essential for wound healing, and the maintenance and recovery of cartilage, bones, and even teeth.

Super C is an ideal source of vitamin C - a vital antioxidant and one of the many tools your body employs to protect itself from oxidative stress from free radicals caused as by-products from your normal metabolism as you convert food to energy, but also increased through toxins and pollutants.

"Oxidative Stress" as the damage from free radicals is called, is a major contributor to the aging process, and a component of many of our most common diseases, including heart disease, and a wide array of inflammatory conditions from asthma to arthritis.

Super C's antioxidants also help protect the body against damage  caused by toxic chemicals and pollutants such as cigarette smoke.

Unlike most mammals, your body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own and because it is water soluble, it is also not one of nutrients your body stores in reserves.  It is therefore important to include vitamin C in your daily diet.

 

Vitamin C in Foods

All fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C.  Green peppers, citrus fruits and juices, mango, strawberries, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, broccoli, turnip greens and other leafy greens contain a lot.  Sweet and white potatoes also have a rich supply.

 

Vitamin C Side Effects

Many naturopaths advise high intake of vitamin C, and often advocate increasing doses until 'bowel tolerance' - after which point the person taking the vitamin C gets diarrhoea or upset stomach.  They are then advised to drop back to two thirds that dose for a period of time - often weeks or months.  It is not advised to take excessive quantities of vitamin C, because this may cause stomach upset and diarrhea, which in turn could lead to dehydration.

Vitamin C deficiency symptoms include:

  • Dry and splitting hair
  • Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
  • Bleeding gums
  • Rough, dry, scaly skin
  • Decreased wound-healing rate
  • Easy bruising
  • Nosebleeds
  • Weakened tooth enamel
  • Swollen and painful joints
  • Anemia
  • Decreased ability to fight infection
  • Possible weight gain because of slowed metabolism

A severe form of vitamin C deficiency is known scurvy, which may rarely be seen in malnourished elderly people and alcoholics.

Directions:

Take 1 to 2 capsules daily with a meal or as directed.

Vitamin C dosage as recommended by The Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine:

Infants and Children

  • 0 - 6 months: 40 milligrams/day (mg/day)
  • 7 - 12 months: 50 mg/day
  • 1 - 3 years: 15 mg/day
  • 4 - 8 years: 25 mg/day
  • 9 - 13 years: 45 mg/day

Adolescents

  • Girls 14 - 18 years: 65 mg/day
  • Boys 14 - 18 years: 75 mg/day

Adults

  • Men age 19 and older: 90 mg/day
  • Women age 19 year and older: 75 mg/day

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those who smoke need higher amounts. Ask your doctor what is best for you.

Additional Information

SKU 11539
Size 100 Capsules

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