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What does Vitamin C do?
Vitamin C is essential for normal tissue growth and repair, playing a vital role in collagen formation and strengthening capillary blood vessels. Vitamin C strengthens ligaments and tendons, prevents bruising and is required for wound healing. Vitamin C helps to maintain healthy gums and healthy immune function. Vitamin C is the primary water soluble antioxidant vitamin within the human body, protecting the aqueous cytoplasm within the main body of the cell from damage by free radicals. Vitamin C acts synergistically with the major lipid soluble antioxidant vitamin E, which protects cell membranes from free radical damage.How much
Vitamin C should you take?
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA, USA National Research Council) for vitamin C (for men and women) is 60mg/day (120mg/day for smokers). This RDA for vitamin C has long been challenged as inadequate, and the optimum intake for vitamin C has been conservatively estimated to be at least 200mg/day.
Are there adverse effects from taking vitamin C?
The toxicity of vitamin C is extremely low, with doses up to 1000mg/day being completely safe. Very high intake of vitamin C (greater than 2000mg/day) may cause gastrointestinal disturbance in susceptible individuals, and may also interfere with the absorption of calcium and selenium (which should be supplemented). As vitamin C facilitates the absorption of iron from the diet, high intake of vitamin C should not be taken by patients with iron overload syndromes (e.g. haematochromatosis, thalasaemia). High intake of vitamin C should not be taken by individuals with a susceptibility to kidney stone formation.
About Pharma-Nord Bio-C-Vitamin
Pharma-Nord Bio-C-Vitamin is produced under Danish pharmaceutical control. Each tablet of Bio-C-Vitamin contains 750mg of vitamin C, equivalent to that contained in 1.5Kg of oranges. Bio-C-Vitamin is based on calcium ascorbate, a less acidic form of vitamin C which does not disturb the normal pH of the stomach. Pharma-Nord recommends 1 to 2 tablets/day.