Why do we need to take Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. People are unable to metabolize Vitamin C which is an essential component of the human diet.
Vitamin C is needed in the forming of Collagen (hydroxylation of proline) and in the metabolism of Iron, glucosides, Lipids and Proteins, the muscle and brain metabolism, the control of bone formation and hormone synthesis.
Vitamin C also supports the humoral defence mechanisms. Many of these metabolic functions of Vitamin C are based on anti-oxidative properties. Collagen is an essential component of the connective tissue, which plays a vital role in wound healing. Vitamin C is also an important physiological antioxidant which can regenerate other antioxidants in the body, including Alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E). In addition, Vitamin C plays an important role in the immune function, and it enhances the absorption of nonheme iron, the iron present in plant foods therefore as a supplement, its purpose and benefit is clear.
Vitamin C: 500 mg, Zinc citrate 16 mg.
Recommended dose is one (1) to two (2) capsules per day. Just before meals, preferably in the morning at breakfast. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of young children. Nutritional supplements should not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Children, pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding, consult your pharmacist before use. Check with simultaneous intake of medicines. No long-term use without professional advice.
People with kidney problems should not take more than 200 mg of Vitamin C per day to control the risk of increasing the concentration of oxalic acid in the blood.